June 15, 2022 (Whitehorse, YT) – The Yukon Quest International Association (Canada) held its Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2022, electing a new board to lead the Yukon Quest into the 2023 race reason.
The new Board of Directors includes Anne Tayler and Didier Moggia returning from last year, along with musher representative Frank Turner, with Jonathan Alsberghe, Nathaniel Hamlyn, Mackenzie Hare, Ed Hopkins and Carol Locke picked as new Directors.
The Quest would like to thank our outgoing Board members – Susie Rogan, Trudy Burdess, Hans Gatt, Sebastian Schnuelle, Bryan Alp, Patrick Beille and Thomas Tetz – both for their work to put on the 2022 races, and for their dedication and passion towards dog care and advancing the sport of mushing.
Membership also passed new bylaws, continuing the process to bring the organization into compliance with the new Societies Act.
Next up for the Yukon Quest is the annual Barkfest & Sign-Up Day on Saturday, August 6, 2022, outside the Whitehorse office. The event will include a barbecue, a draw prize, dog demonstrations, and a canicross and bikejor race organized in partnership with the Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon.
The 2023 Yukon Quest will start in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Saturday, February 18, 2023, and feature three race distances – 450 miles, 250 miles and 100 miles – ending in Dawson City, Pelly Crossing and Braeburn respectively. More information on the 2023 races, including sign-up information, rules and purse totals, will be available later this month.
Anyone looking to get involved with the Yukon Quest as a Director is invited to contact the Whitehorse office for details.
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:
Operations Manager, Yukon
(867) 668-4711 [email protected]