It was confirmed yesterday that the world championship dogsled races that run along with the Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival will be cancelled this year due to the lack of snow and weather conditions.
According to the race director, Mike Roberts, there needs to be at least 12 inches of snow on the trail and starting line, and at this point, there is a significant shortage.
The committee analyzed the current and secondary routes, and it was thought possible that the race may occur later.
However, this is not possible due to the racer's current schedule and other races that are already planned.
The Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival Board noted that there were many factors to consider, including the time it takes to properly groom the trail and the lack of snow it is no longer possible.
Contact Lorie Stevenson, Trappers Festival Chair, at 204-620-2360 for more on the Dog Sled Races Cancellation.