DÉFI TAÏGA 200

 

THE RACE

DÉFI TAÏGA 2014

RACE

YVES COSSETTE

 

In the world of the dog since 1980.

My beginnings were with hunting dog competition.

FQCA, Quebec Retriever Federation

CCC, Canadian Canine Club

NAVHDA, North American Versatile Hunting dog association.

Judge in field trial to the Canadian Kennel Club.

Sled dog, I competed for 15 years, in the 25 to 40 miles category

I also had the chance to be handler for two 200-mile races.

Official in sprint races category

I take this opportunity to wish a good race all participants  

 

 

BARBARA LARUE

 

Barbara is a veterinarian since 1996.

She began her career in Africa working for Vterinarian Without Borders for more than three years. Upon her return in Quebec she worked one year in a clinic, and then she was emergency veterinarian at the Daubigny Veterinary Hospital in Quebec City.

She is the owner of the Pont-Rouge Vet Clinic since 2006

Barbara is passionate about animals. Their behavior and the human-animal relationship are two of her major interests.

She loves the outdoor, walking, traveling, discovering new things and new experiences.

This will be her second participation in the challenge.

"I loved my experience at the first edition of the challenge in 2014!

Discover the North, the Majesty of its landscapes, the colours of the sky and of the snow, the people who live there and the Taiga challenge race were a wonderful experience that I wanted to relive. The veterinary team expands, we will be present to ensure the well-being of athletes from the beginning to the end of the rase, I can’t wait to see again the 2014 mushers and their team and meet the new participants!

 

 

 

 

THE OFFICIALS

JENNIFER ZAHRADKA

 

Labrador City’s veterinarian

 

 

 

CARINE BOURRELLIS

Vétérinaire

 

Carine Bourrellis is veterinarian since 1995 and co-owner of the Lasalle veterinarian clinic since 1998. Carine love veterinary medicine, traveling, photography, and playing outdoors

She has worked in a zoo, volunteered in Thailand, attended conferences in North America and Europe, made a photo safary in India trip and now has found :

What's better than the Taiga challenge to combine all these passions!

This will be her second participation in the challenge, and she promises to do everything possible to ensure the well-being of the athletes.

 

 

 

KAMILLE POTVIN

 

Veterinarian

St-Raymond Clinic

 

 

 

QU'EST-CE QUE LE DÉFI TAÏGA?
Le Défi Taïga est la plus longue course de chiens de traîneau de l’est du Canada. Elle est l’activité principale du TAÏGA CARNAVAL DE FERMONT. L’Association touristique de Fermont est heureuse d’offrir la plus importante bourse de l’est de l’Amérique du Nord pour ce type d’évènement.

La course accueillera quinze attelages de 10 chiens. Le départ se fera le vendredi 18 mars à 14h pour une première section de 100 km. Un « checkpoint » sera aménagé au sud de Fermont pour une période de repos obligatoire de 6 heures. Un autre 100 km de course suivra jusqu’à l’arrivée sur le site du Carnaval le samedi 19. La remise des prix aura lieu lors d’un gala de clôture le dimanche 20 mars à 15h.