Dog enthusiasts take part in poker run fundraiser hosted by the Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon in the Chadburn Lake area on Sept. 17. The event raised over $600 for the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. (Tom Patrick/ Yukon News)

Dog lovers turn out for DPSAY fundraiser

Over $600 raised for animal shelter

If you’ve ever seen one of Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s paintings of dogs playing poker, you might be interested to hear something similar happened over the weekend in Whitehorse. Well, sort of.

The Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon (DPSAY) hosted a poker run on the Chadburn Lake Recreational Trails on Sept. 17.

In the event people and their dogs ran or walked a course collecting playing cards and the winner was determined by who had the best poker hand at the end.

The fundraiser had 30 participants and their dogs — almost three times as many that attended DPSAY’s first such event two years ago. The event raised over $600 for Whitehorse’s Mae Bachur Animal Shelter.

“We wanted to have something dog related,” said DPSAY board member Adam Robinson. “We wanted to help out dogs. We’re quite pleased (with the turnout).”

Tonja Hinchey drew three kings to take home an Air North roundtrip for two worth $1,000.

Heather Robb, with a pair of kings, took the second place and an All Paws Veterinary Clinic gift certificate for $200.

Victor Leon Munog picked a pair of queens for third place and a $150 gift certificate for the Feedstore/Pet Junction.

The poker run was followed by the Hot Hounds Race No. 4, the final summer event for DPSAY, which hosts dogsled and skijor events during the winter including the Carbon Hill Sled Dog Race.

Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com

Hot Hounds race results

One-mile bikejor

1st Robert Siefke — 5:40

2nd Adam Robinson — 5:53

3rd Cynthia Corriveau — 6:41

4th Heather Robb — 6:47

Two-mile bikejor

1st Cynthia Corriveau — 7:54

2nd Julien Rouget — 8:34

3rd Adam Robinson — 9:12

One-mile canicross

1st Adam Robinson — 8:35

2nd Grischka Gorski — 8:49

3rd Fin Pescott — 9:37

4th Cynthia Corriveau — 9:42

5th Laura Vinnedge — 10:07

6th Wendy Morrison — 14:59

Just Posted

Yukon government releases WCC inspection report

The report contains 40 recommendations on how facilities and services at the WCC should be improved

No new forensic unit planned for Whitehorse’s hospital

Justice says hospital may expand services it offers inmates but not enough to qualify as ‘forensic’

NDP decries lack of ‘urgency’ in governments response to WCC inspection

‘The reality is that the longer this goes on the less humane our prison system is in the territory’

Whitehorse Correctional Centre report a ‘starting point’ to address justice system issues, CYFN says

CYFN executive director Shadelle Chambers says the justice system ‘requires fundamental changes’

Paddlers ride down the Yukon River in the annual Chili and Beans Race

‘We’re always trying to find ways to keep people active’

Gymkhana tests Yukon horses and riders

‘I don’t ever want somebody to leave feeling like they didn’t accomplish some kind of goal’

Whitehorse volunteers turn to GoFundMe to raise cash for thrift store

The Whitehorse Community Thrift Store is hoping to raise $70,000 in ‘seed money’

The air up there: why you should buy a plane

Hell is other people. If you own a plane you can fly away from them

What to ask when you take your car to the shop

A visit to your garage, tire shop, dealership or repair shop can… Continue reading

Whitehorse resident Steve Roddick announces bid for council

Housing, consultation top list of priorities

Cozens, Team Canada off to strong start at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Canada rolls through Switzerland and Slovakia to set up showdown with Sweden

Selkirk First Nation says chinook salmon numbers similar to last year’s

Sonar on the Pelly River had counted just more than 7,900 chinook as of Aug. 5

Most Read