KEARNEY, ON, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - As many as 75 dog sled teams will compete in and around Kearney at the 20th Anniversary dog sled races on Saturday February 8th and Sunday February 9th in Ontario's biggest annual dog sled competition.
Kearney, population 800, is nestled in the beautiful Almaguin Highlands on the western edge of Algonquin Park, a half hour north of Huntsville on highway 518 east, east of Highway 11.
The population of the picturesque town of 800 triples every February as dog sledders and spectators from across North America come to take part. The Kearney Dog Sled races are sanctioned by the Ontario Federation of Sled Dog Sports.
Participants from Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and the United States will mush along the snowy trails throughout Kearney and the western edge of Algonquin Park.
Festivities start Friday evening, February 7th with a family skate and bonfire with free hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Kearney Lions Park and conclude Sunday at 3:30 with a lasagna dinner during prize presentations.
Further details are available at http://www.kearneydogsledraces.ca
SOURCE: Kearney Dog Sled Races
For further information:
Lisa Houliston, 705-636-5349 or John Ross, 705-685-7090
Or by email at [email protected]