Thank you, everyone, for the continued interest in this year's event. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain our decision to discontinue the sled dog races.
Back in 1979 the board organizing the first races chose the first weekend in February as the date they would set for the annual event. Surely, they could rely on the perfect weather for the dogs in the heart of winter. Fast forward 39 years and this is not the case.
For the last decade, the board has struggled to see the races run. For this reason, we have been evolving the weekend to include local programs that are not weather dependent.
Although it is sad to see the races end in Marmora, it is also heartwarming to see the growing interest in the Marmora's Got Talent Show, The BC Curling Challenge, and the Artisan Marketplace, all extremely well attended and celebrated events.
Thank you again for your interest and support, and we can't wait to see you again this year. Stay tuned as we are announcing more attractions before the end of the week!
Drawing on the adventurous tradition of sled dog racing, Marmora SnoFest celebrates a love of dogs, sport and community. With ever evolving weather conditions it is with great sadness that we have decided not to continue hosting racing events. However, SnoFest continues to be a destination for programming to entertain the whole family.
To learn more about our long history visit the Marmora Historical Foundation.
Thank you to our sponsors!
A Big Thanks To The Landowners!
Without the permission of these people we wouldn't have access to the beautiful trails that set the Marmora races apart.
Guy and Sheri Youmans
Richard and Maria Langley
Thank You, Volunteers & Community Members for all your help!
Marmora & Lake Municipality, and the Parks and Rec Staff!
Bob Drummond - Past board member, trails guru, and go-to person.
Adam Hewitt - Thanks for all the help with the trails, year after year!
June Vilneff - Past board member, trophy organizer, and consultant.
Laura Sochoran - Volunteer coordinator extraordinaire!
Laurane Bennett - Past board member, and Artisan Market organizer.
Tom and Debbie McFarlane - Current board members, with 10+ years of time keeping.
Brian Galloway - Race marshal and start/finish pro!
Leigh Nash - For bringing all your event knowledge to us!
Andrew Faulkner - For being a work horse and bookkeeping guru!
Thanks to all the local businesses that have helped with in-kind donations or services!
The Iron Grill
Adam Hewitt Masonry
Broadbent's Home Hardware
Newman Oliver McCarten Insurance (Marmora)
Jenn Creative Consulting
The Point Naturals
And don't forget the local organizations that have helped run events or attractions!
Marmora & Area Curling Club
Crowe Valley Lions
Marmora Business Association
Marmora United Church
Marmora Senior School
The Scouts / Girl Guides
Sacred Heart School Church