Kearney Dog Sled Races

Results from Kearney Dog Sled Races 120 mile – 2 X 60 mile heats 1st Rene 2nd Bruce Langmaid 3rd Eli Golton 4th Kevin 5th Christine Richards 6th Gavin Baker Strong performances by all teams. Haven’t as yet seen the time sheets. 80 mile – 2 X 40 miles 1st Kris 2nd Ray Erker 3rd […]

Race Results February 5/6

This past weekend Feb. 5/6 Rene & Kevin went to Maine for the 100 mile Eagle Lake Race. There were two 50 mile heats with a 2 hour layover. Excellent racing representation & some very good teams. Rene won the race with 2 solid heats. Kevin was third with a very strong performance. Kris & […]

Eldorad Gold Cup Dog Sled Race

Saturday, January 22, Marg & I took a drive down to Eldorado to watch the Eldorado Gold Cup Dog sled Race. In the 12 years Rene has raced & established himself as the dominant mid distance racer in Ontario I have only once been able to get away to watch. This Saturday was unusually slow […]

September 10, 2010 Update

We are home. It was a very long month in hospital but Marg is well on her way to a full recovery. With a new aortic valve she should have far more energy. But for now we are taking it slow. Diet has changed & more exercising including walking daily. Already walking further & faster […]

Personal Note

I apologise for the lack of a post in the past two weeks. My attentions are required elsewhere at this time. Marg, my wife, collapsed a week & a half ago. She has been in hospital ever since. Testing has revealed a greatly reduced aortic valve & one blocked artery. She is in Sudbury Hospital […]

Lessons Learned from the Pack

One of the attractions to working with the dogs – especially with the numbers we have – is the constant learning. Every day, every interaction with the dogs is a learning experience, both for me & for the dog(s). A few years back I did a paper on the similarities between the kennel & society. […]

A Teacher’s Testimonial

Written by Tom Lewis, Director of Leadership and Community Service, Pickering College I have been bringing students to Chocpaw since their very first year of operation. I would not have maintained such a long association if it were not for the fact that Chocpaw offers such a unique experience that you won’t want to miss. […]

A Lesson Like No Other

A Lesson Like No Other Written by Kate McLaren The following article appeared in the Saturday, February 21, 2009 edition of the North Bay Nugget, weekly newspaper, and deals with a school trip with Chocpaw Expiditions. For students in Ecole Secondaire Catholique Algonquin’s outdoor education course, the old proverb experience is the best teacher” rings […]

Dog Sledding and Outdoor Eduacation

The following article deals with dog sledding and the educational learing experiences provide by Chocpaw Expeditions. Dog-sledding and Outdoor Education by Paul Strome There are as many different perceptions of an outdoor activity as there are participants. In the following article I will share with you several of those perceptions that focus on one of […]

Spring Update

Greetings from South River. Thought it best to start doing some writing. Was invited out to dinner    last week while Marg was in Cuba. Had a most enjoyable evening with    Lisa & Sam & Edie. However, I was most perturbed when asked as I     approached the house if I could climb the steps to the […]