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2012 Classic

The 2012 Snow Motion Classic
was presented by Perfectly Raw.


An immense THANK YOU to:

Assistant timers: Kim Woloschuk and Kelly.

Chute handlers: Kirsty Kozie, Genevieve Montcombroux, Mel Gamache. If we missed your name, let us know and we'll add it.

Pageantry crew: Travis Kontraduk, Chris Kozie, Lorne Volk, Brian Hydesmith.

Kids' launch crew: Steve Diamond, Shawna Kondratuk, Cathy Wiebe.

Prize crew: Darren Bailey, Kirsty Kozie and her sister, Mel Gamache and her mom Doreen, Jeannine Beattie, Ryan
Gulowaty, Cathy Wiebe, Karen Armstrong.

Posters & our fantastic new race flags: Travis Kondratuk. Travis also designed our new Snow Motion logo!

Plaques & ribbons: Shawna Kontratuk. And for putting up with the race coordinator ordering "just 5 more" ribbons once a week for 3 weeks.

59er booking: Judy Chapman, with back-up by Lorne Volk.

Race photographers: Sarah Hodges-Kolisnyk and her students, and all the others carefully hiding off the trail. We can't wait to see what you shot! We know there were videographers, too, but we need to get your names.

Snow Motion coordinators
: Kevin Roberts, Lorne Volk and Susie Strachan.

Thanks to all racers who made the trip to the Classic: Mike Warnecke (Regina), Laura Loohuizen (Kenora) and Raija Easterbook (BC).

Thanks to all the racers who entered the Best Dressed category: Laura Loohuizen, Jean Polfus, Ramona Hendry and Shawna Kondratuk!

And many thanks to all the locals who supported the Classic this year and helped make it such a huge success! It was wonderful to see such a huge turn-out of new racers, Novice racers, and also the kids!

Apologies for the mix-up in Pro class times. Thanks those those who pointed our our error. We're happy to have caught it in time, and handed out the glory in the right order (sorry Chris....).

Snow conditions: somewhat icy, due to the mid-week melt and Friday freeze. A huge round of applause goes to the Birds Hill Park grooming staff for grooming the trail for us! We love ya!

Temperature: -11 for Pro classes, ranging up to -5 C for the kids classes.

And a final round of applause to our wonderful sponsors:

* Perfectly Raw for the cases of food for first in all adult class, the case of food for the door prize, and all the samples given out at the mushers meeting!
* Valley Designs for sponsoring the race flags!
* Aardvark Pets for the 1.5 lb bags of Nutri-Source, the dog energy bars, dog hydration tablets, hip and joint treats, and the tennis ball throwers (kids class loved those)!
* Best West for the bags, hats and bags and bags of samples!
* Bikes & Beyond for the clothing, hats, wax and scrapers!
* Canvasback for being our sponsor year-round, and for the treats and the Jets jersey!
* Olympia Cycle & Ski (St. Mary's) for the fabulous prizes in our Best Dressed, I Did It Despite the Dog, Gangline Macrame and Most Promising Rookie categories.
* Pet Value for the $50 gift cerificate.
* Winrose Animal Hospital for the collars, leashes, harnesses, dental chews, and huge back of dog food (awarded to our top racer of the day in 2-dog Pro Skijoring class).
* University of Manitoba, Centre For Earth Sciences class, for the $100 gas gift card for our auction.

When shopping at one of our sponsors, please sure to mention the Snow Motion Classic and give them your thanks!

If anyone has been missed from this list, please let us know, and we'll give you your share of the glory!