Happy St. Patrick’s Day Churchill

A happy St. Patrick’s Day from Churchillpolarbears.org. looks like the green northern lights are still blazing in the Arctic sky. Thanks Natural Habitat Adventures guide Court Whelan for the awesome aurora borealis shot. Sliante!

northern lights in Churchill

Aurora green in the sky for St. Patricks Day in Churchill. Court Whelan photo.

Hudson Bay Quest – Musher Update

Hudson Bay Quest 2014. Brad Josephs photo. Churchill, Manitoba

Hudson Bay Quest 2014. Brad Josephs photo.

Here’s the updated musher roster for the 2016 Hudson Bay Quest. This year’s race leaves Churchill heading towards Gillam on March 17th…yes St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s hope the luck of the Irish is with the mushers and helps with the weather. As the race draws nearer we will have updates and musher profiles.This year’s race will be another exciting event in the north!

1.) Dan DiMuzio
Kennel – Sleddog Energy
Churchill, MB

2.) Charlie Lundie
Kennel – Charlie’s Kennel
Churchill, MB

3.) David Daley
Kennel – Wapusk Adventures
Churchill, MB

4.) Justin Allen
Kennel – Wapusk Adventures
Churchill, MB

5.) Peter McClelland
Kennel – White Wilderness
Ely, MN, USA

6.) Shawn McCarty
Kennel – White Wilderness
Ely, MN, USA

7.) Jamie Nelson
Kennel – Rocky Glenn
Togo, MN, USA

8.) Craig Houghton
Kennel – Craig and Sean Racing Dogs
Fort St. James, BC

9.) Leanne Bergen
Kennel – Gone to the Dogs Racing
Sioux Lookout, ON

10.) Matt Groth
Kennel – Grand Marais Sled a Dog Adventures
Grand Marais, MN, USA

11.) Ryan Anderson
Kennel – AnderTier Racing
Ray, MN, USA

12.) Stefaan De Marie
Kennel – Akela’s Den Racing Kennel
Christopher Lake, SK

Traditionally the HBQ has around 17 mushers in the final field. registration is open and we expect a few more entrants.

Hudson Bay Quest- Gillam to Churchill

March 13th marks the start of this year’s Hudson Bay Quest dogsled race. This year the race begins in Gillam, MB and finishes in Churchill, MB. The start date is slightly earlier this year as it has been closer to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) the past few years. should be a festive winter atmosphere as the mushers guide their sleds toward Churchill.

Sled dogs in Churchill,Mb.

Sled dogs in training for the Hudson Bay Quest. Brad Josephs photo.

Take a look at the 2015 updated musher roster and race map courtesy of Hudson Bay Quest website.

The OFFICIAL 2015 HBQ race roster is as follows:

1.) Martin Massicotte
2.) Dan DiMuzio
3.) Dave Daley
4.) Justin Allen
5.) Tom Terry
6.) Peter McClelland
7.) Jesse Terry
8.) Jennifer Freking
9.) Charlie Lundie
10.) Blake Freking
11.) Normand Casavant
12.) Denis Tremblay
13.) Ryan Anderson
14.) Shawn McCarty
15.) Leonard McPherson
16.) Al Hardman

This is the official list as our Race Marshal has reviewed the racer’s qualifications. This list reflects the order of registration, and will be used for the bib draw. Welcome to the 2015 HBQ!



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