Table of Contents
Featured Inuit Dog Owners:
Scott & Terry Miller
Nunavut Dogsledding Association
Update: No Resolution in Iqaluit
Season's Greetings from Toadhall
The Homecoming, Part II
The Russian Connection, Part II
Meeting Ken Pawson and Kevin Walton
The Ted Fox ISDI Foundation Fund
Two Years in Antarctica
No Click and Treat for ISDs!
All Breed Kennel Club Registry
Barry Salovaara bikejoring with his dogs
Seasons Greetings from the Toadhall Inuit Sled Dog Interpretive Centre
As the year draws to a close, let me wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This past Fall, Toadhall Kennels was reborn as the Toadhall Inuit Sled Dog Interpretive Centre to reflect its emphasis as a resource to educate the public all about the Inuit Dog. Indeed many more people come to the Centre for this experience. Besides potential owners and others simply curious about the Inuit Sled Dogs who stopped by, many illustrious working dog people visited Toadhall as well. Paul Schurke of Wintergreen Dogsledding Lodge, and kennel helper Tim, dropped in on their way back from Ellesmere Island, camping at the Centre with sixteen dogs. Former NHL player Barry Salovaara came to enjoy the snow and discover bikejoring - being pulled by a dog while staying upright on a mountain bike. Tim Socha, Director of a music school in Switzerland, came to North America to learn about the ISD, both at Wintergreen and at Toadhall, before acquiring two pups. Minnesota mushing couples Terry and Scott Miller brought their team along when they picked up a female pup, and Brian and Linda Fredericksen also came to fetch the newest addition to their kennel. Silu Connelly, from Rankin Inlet, brought husband Richard and their four children to see the dogs. And finally, Joan Lewin, the Godmother of the ISDI, came for a dog holiday.
In addition to receiving visitors, both Toadhall dogs and Foundation
dogs have gone to winter festivals in the area to give sled rides to children,
and they have also gone to schools to teach youngsters about the Arctic,
its people and their dogs.