Churchill, MB Winter Fest
The annual Aurora Winter Fest was celebrated in Churchill, Manitoba this March. This event features cultural activities of the North with dog sledding, trapping, log splitting, moose calling and snowshoe racing. Our local Northern store provided volunteer T-shirts and the grand prizes for the Hudson Bay Quest.
The Hudson Bay Quest is a dogsledding competition that attracts racers from across Canada and the US. It is a recognized qualifying race for Yukon Quest. This year, two historic events occurred: for the first time a woman racer entered the competition, placing fifth overall and secondly, one of our own community members won the race! Congratulations, Charlie Lundie from Churchill! Charlie's time was 30 hours and 6min, beating the second place team by only 2 minutes. Charlie won both categories-fastest overall time and fastest local competitor-taking home $1000 in Northern Gift Cards.