Muskrat Jamboree 2014

This weekend is the annual Muskrat Jamboree, a weekend of activities, food & races! People come from all around inuvik for this weekend. The town like doubles in size. Here’s a few pictures I snapped Saturday afternoon! IMG_1589  Karina & Dr. Boronowski walking between events down the ice road IMG_1594  the dogs coming back from their race IMG_1595 IMG_1597 IMG_1599  so many puppies!IMG_1604 IMG_1607 IMG_1609 IMG_1614 so excited to run! IMG_1618  no skidoos allowed in the activities/food area IMG_1620 IMG_1626  the planks for the plank-walk raceIMG_1627  so teams of 4 (2 boys, 2 girls) tie their feet to these boards and they have to race down the ice, around a couple pylons and back, 4 people strapped to 2 boards, recipe for hilarity. IMG_1629 IMG_1633 IMG_1636 IMG_1637  and they’re off! IMG_1639 IMG_1641 IMG_1642 IMG_1644 IMG_1646  uh ohIMG_1653 IMG_1661 IMG_1664 IMG_1667  this happened a few timesIMG_1668 IMG_1674  they’re getting the hang of it! … IMG_1678  … nope. IMG_1694  crack in the road IMG_1708  Panda!! IMG_1709  Pretty Neko IMG_1714  Caroline waiting for the women’s egg race to begin IMG_1716 IMG_1726  There they go!IMG_1729 IMG_1730  The aftermath IMG_1733  Boys waiting for their eggs IMG_1741 IMG_1742 IMG_1750  Peter won 3rd … for the women…? IMG_1752  foot race time! IMG_1754  they made it interesting by having to slide under an outstretched extension cord IMG_1756 IMG_1760 Deb sliding with style IMG_1762 IMG_1763  Karina’s swan diveIMG_1764 IMG_1766  Boys race beginsIMG_1769 IMG_1773  Danny’s winning slide IMG_1776  Those spastic arms are PeterIMG_1779  food! Burgers, hot dogs, candy, drinks!IMG_1780  Lots of people out on the ice! IMG_1781 IMG_1783  each of the little shacks was heated with a woodstove, so warm & cozy inside IMG_1784  Karina’s first Eskimo donut! She loved it! IMG_1785 IMG_1788  Log sawing competition IMG_1792  No one can resist maple syrup!IMG_1796 IMG_1797 IMG_1799  The boys’ turn to saw some logsIMG_1804  Pataki’s turn…IMG_1807  and he broke the saw =PIMG_1809  Danny!IMG_1814  Panda!IMG_1819 Brian!

 

It was a really fun day out on the ice! And BEAUTIFUL weather all day, even if it was -20 with the windchill. The fun continues with skidoo races hopefully I’ll be able to catch some pictures of that too!!

Hugs & Kisses from afar

xoxo

Laura

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