Save the bit of snow

Stay off the Bootleg Gap Golf Course! That is the request from Bootleg Sled Dog main organizer Brenda Birrell.

She says they are currently trying to put together this year’s track for the Bootleg Sled Dog Race at the golf course, but walkers are putting a dent on the snow available for use. Birrell is asking residents to avoid walking at the Bootleg Gap Golf Course until after the Sled Dog Races take place.

Birrell says there are human footprints all over the place from the warm weather, even ski tracks up to six inches deep. She adds, at this point, organizers can either fix the track or call the race off.

“We need to appeal to the public to please stay off the track,” Birrell says. “We can fix it with a tremendous amount of labour with shovels, but if they don’t stay off it, we will never get it done. If we can’t make it safe for the dogs to run then we will have to call it off.”

The Bootleg Sled Dog Race takes place on Friday, February 5, and Saturday, February 6. You can find more information at

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