‘The Canadian Challenge follows a route similar to that of the old dog trail used for years by trappers, the North West Mounted Police and the First Nation community. Teams travel from Prince Albert, up to Grandmothers Bay and back down to La Ronge over the course of roughly four days. In past years, the premier 12-dog race has attracted teams from across Canada, the United States, Australia, Germany, and Belgium’
PANow.com February 2017

The Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race is a challenge like no other. It’s the longest sled dog race within Canadian borders. It’s got a 20-year history and attracts international mushers and dog teams eager to run through the stunning boreal winter scenery and forest in northern Saskatchewan. It’s also recognized as a qualifier for the Yukon Quest and Iditarod races.
Dog teams bark with excitement at the start line in Prince Albert, eager to start their journey to La Ronge. Spectators gather to watch this free event, TV cameras and press cameras compete for the best view of the teams as they countdown to leave central PA, heading north.

We will keep this historic race going. We will keep celebrating our heritage. We will keep our traditions alive. We will keep inviting international visitors to enjoy our warm Saskatchewan welcome. We will keep supporting our local communities.

We’d love you to join us and become part of the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog experience. As a not for profit organization, we are seeking your help to share some of the costs involved in making this race such a memorable event. We have no fixed funding and we seek private sponsors each year. In addition, the Board and volunteers undertake fund raising activities throughout the summer months too. We have a range of sponsorship packages which we’d ask you to consider, with the benefits listed below.

We already have teams registered for 2018. Please help us to make the 21st Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race our best yet. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Whatever the level you can commit to, we hope to count you among the individuals and businesses who help make this international race possible.

For more information and to discuss sponsorship, please contact:
Anna Bolvin, (306) 278 7724, email: annabolvin@hotmail.com
Stefaan De Marie, (306) 982 2046, email: info@sleddogsupplies.ca

Our range of sponsorship packages include:

Sponsorship

If you would like to join our team as a Diamond sponsor, we ask for a minimum contribution of $5,000.

Benefits include:
A personalised visit from a musher and a team of dogs at your place of work, or, if you’d prefer, at one of our musher’s kennels
Key logo recognition on our website, social media pages and in our publications.
Large banner at the Musher’s Meet & Greet, the start line and the finish line. (The start line is important since it is normally covered live by CTV, giving you great visibility).
Photo ops with your representatives at the start line.
Up to 4 tickets to the Musher’s Meet & Greet and the Awards Breakfast.
Speaking opportunity at the Musher’s Meet & Greet and the Awards Breakfast to the media, and help present the prizes.
We can negotiate additional benefits.
With a multi-year commitment, we can add your logo to our race bibs.

For this level, we ask for a minimum $2,000 contribution.

Benefits include:
Logo recognition on our website, social media pages and program.
Medium banner at the Musher’s Meet & Greet, the start line and the finish line.
Photo ops with your representatives at the start line.
Up to 4 tickets to the Musher’s Meet & Greet and the Awards Breakfast.
You may also have an opportunity to speak to the gathered audience.

For this package, we ask for a minimum contribution of $1,500

Benefits include:
Logo recognition on our website, social media pages and program.
Medium banner at the Musher’s Meet & Greet, the start line and the finish line.
Photo ops with your representatives at the start line.
Up to 3 tickets to the Musher’s Meet & Greet and the Awards Breakfast.

For contributions of $1,000

Benefits include:
Logo recognition on our website, social media pages and in our program.
Two tickets to our Musher’s Meet & Greet and the Awards breakfast.

Any person or organization contributing up to $500 is a designated Friend of the Race, and is recognized by name on our website, social media pages and in our printed materials.

We have three levels of Big Dog Sponsorship available – Lead Dog for $300, Team Dog for $200 and Wheel Dog for $100

Name and logo recognition on our website, social media pages and in our printed materials.

We also raise money through silent auctions at the Prince Albert Musher’s Meet & Greet and the La Ronge Awards Breakfast events. Any merchandise you could offer for this would be gratefully received.