The Fan Hitch   Volume 17, Number 4, September 2015

          Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog                                    
In This Issue....

From the Editor: The Statistics of Sharing

Fan Mail

Contaminated Water! Yet Another
Long-standing Debacle in Iqaluit

Searching for the Shelters of Stone

How to Loose a Husky Team

A New Home for the BAS Husky Memorial Bronze Statue

Historical and Climatic Prerequisites of the
Appearance of the Population of Sled Dogs of the
Shoreline of the Chukotka Peninsula

The Sledge Patrol documentary update
Major Virus Issues in Canada’s North and
Canine Parvovirus Infects Inuit Dogs in
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 1978

A Decade of Service: The Chinook Project’s
2015 Labrador Animal Wellness Clinic

Inuk’s release in North America!

Book Review: Games of Survival: Traditional
Inuit Games for
Elementary Students

IMHO: The Presumption of Good Faith

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                                                                                Photo: H. Jones

A New Home for the BAS Husky Memorial Bronze Statue

Nine years ago, Hwfa Jones and Graham Wright planted the seed of a grand idea: the creation of a lifesize bronze British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Husky to pay tribute to  these hard working dogs whose services were invaluable in so very many ways.

                                                                      Photo: H. Jones

In short order enthusiastic support and input for the project generated enough donations to be collected, a design to be finalized and the bronze to be created. And in just three years, on July 4, 2009, the statue’s unveiling ceremony took place in front of BAS Headquarters in Cambridge, England.

BAS looking to enlarge its building's reception area, early last month the statue was on the move once again.

                                                                      Photo: H. Jones

It has found a new home, in Cambridge center, in a prominent position at the entrance to Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) where it is expected that thousands of visitors will be passing by. An unveiling ceremony will take place October 27th.

                                                                      Photo: H. Jones

The renovations at BAS Headquarters will mean the bronze husky will remain in front of SPRI for five years, although it is suspected this may be the husky’s permanent home.
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