Churchill Photo – Seven Months Until the HBQ

Sled – dogs in Churchill only have seven more months until the start of the annual Hudson Bay Quest! This year’s race will start in Churchill and end in Gillam as the course direction alternates each year. This year should be another thrilling race as last year’s champion Martin Massicotte will try to defend his title! Churchill is an amazing place to visit in March not only for the Hudson Bay Quest but to see the mystical northern lights as well!

Hudson Bay Quest 2015.

Hudson Bay Quest dog eager to run. Laurie Dingwall photo.

Churchill Video of the Week-Hudson Bay Quest

2014 Hudson Bay Quest start in Gillam , Manitoba

Hudson Bay Quest. Joseph Lin photo.

The 12th Annual Hudson Bay Quest was a resounding success. Martin Massicotte has been crowned this year’s winner and the official results are as follows:

1st Martin Massicotte
2nd Denis Tremblay
3rd Ryan Anderson
4th Peter McClelland
5th Jennifer Freking
6th Jesse Terry
7th Shawn McCarty
8th Blake Freking
9th Dan DiMuzio
10th David Daley
11th Justin Allen
DNF Charlie Lundie
DNF Tom Terry

Here’s a video by Katie DeMeulles of Team Wapusk and musher Dave Daley finishing off the race. Justin Allen and his team are also in the footage. Enjoy!

Come to Churchill and see the amazing dogs of the Hudson Bay Quest!

Hudson Bay Quest: And the Winner Is…

All the gee’s and haw’s have drifted across the tundra upwards to the northern lights have ceased for another year as the 2015 Hudson Bay Quest has finished in Churchill. This year’s champion is Martin Massicotte from Trois Rivieres, Quebec.

Martin Massicotte

2015 Hudson Bay Quest champion Martin Massicotte. Courtesy Hudson Bay Quest.

Martin runs a paving contracting business in Quebec and dreamed of being a dog musher since age eight when he trained the family St. Bernard. In 2003 martin placed 6th in the Yukon Quest, a race that runs 1000 miles from Yukon to Alaska. He has aspired to run the Hudson Bay Quest and the Iditarod in a few years. he can now check off the Quest in a big way…with a first place prize and trophy!

His passion for the sport of dog mushing is summed up succinctly by this quote: “In leisure time, I run dogs, I think about dogs and I talk about dogs!!!”

Congratulations to Martin and all the other hearty mushers that competed in this year’s race. See you all next year!

2015 Hudson Bay Quest winner Martin Massicotte.

2015 Hudson Bay Quest winner Martin Massicotte. Courtesy Hudson Bay Quest.

Canadian Rangers from Lamprey checkpoint.

Canadian Rangers from the Lamprey checkpoint won best checkpoint. Courtesy Hudson Bay Quest.

2015 Hudson Bay Quest mushers.

2015 Hudson Bay Quest mushers. Courtesy Hudson Bay Quest.

Come to Churchill for the start of the 2016 Hudson Bay Quest!

 

 

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