The Fan Hitch Volume 9, Number 4, September 2007

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International

In This Issue....

From the Editor: Unfinished Business

FIDO: Leevan Etok

Fan Mail

In the News


Happy Tenth Anniversary, ISDI

Remembering Changi

Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update

Inuit Dog Research Project Underway

The Canadian Animal Assistance Team

The Chinook Project Goes to Cambridge Bay

Hints and Tips: Building a Dog Box, Pt. 1

Book  Review: Across the Top of the World

IMHO: Friends, Pt. 2

Annual Index, Volume 9, The Fan Hitch


Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

Search The Fan Hitch


Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

ISDI home page


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Editor-in-Chief: Sue Hamilton
Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
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The Inuit Sled Dog International

The Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI) is a consortium of enthusiasts whose goal is the preservation of this ancient arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI's efforts are concentrated on restoring the pure Inuit Dog to its native habitat. The ISDI's coordinators welcome to your comments and questions.

ISDI Coordinator Canada:
Geneviève Montcombroux, Box 206, Inwood, MB R0C 1P0; gmontcombroux@gmail.com
ISDI Coordinator USA:
Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, CT 06791, mail@thefanhitch.org
British Antarctic Sledge Dog Memorial Fund

Update: September 2007


by Hwfa Jones

A lot is going on now with the Fund. In brief, the Fund is now over halfway home thanks to worldwide donations. We anticipate commissioning the statue around about Christmastime, 2007 just after the Changi eBay auction. We have also been contacted by a television company who is putting together a proposal to film the 'Story of the Memorial', which is very interesting to us all as so many more people will get to know the story if it is on TV.  I believe they will also want to film the statue going south and its final placement in Antarctica. Graham and I are also considering a grand tour of the United Kingdom with the statue when it is completed. We’ll put it on a trailer and drive ‘round so Fids all over the UK will have a chance to see it before it heads south. We'll probably have to stay in lots of pubs all over the place where we can meet all the Fids in the vicinity!


Still available is the book, The Doggy Men, which was written to help contribute some initial funding for the memorial and can be bought from the treasurer of the fund for a £5 minimum donation. A copy of The Doggy Men is maintained on eBay, again to facilitate international donations. Donations to the fund can be made to: Graham Wright, Treasurer Antarctic Sledge Dog Memorial Fund, 39 Bryn Meadows, Newtown Powys SY16 2DS, Tel: 01686 624077 (wk. 01686611206), Email: gwright@mid-wales.net. Cheques (UK bank only please) should be made out to "The Sledge Dog Memorial Fund". Please include your postal address and name so donors to the fund can be recorded. Paypal can be used with any credit card to: Hwfa@merseymail.com.

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