Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Classic Byron Avenue Dog Sled Races

Long-time residents love to enquire about the old dog sled races that used to be run down Byron Avenue in the winters of the 1960s and 70s. It was before my time, and I couldn't even really picture it, and imagined it happening more to the west end of Byron. So I decided a while back to dig in to the story, and find some photos, and put dates and locations to the whole thing. The end result was a pretty cool piece of local history. So unique, and so hard to believe for current residents. My article is this month's cover story of the Kitchissippi Times, so I encourage you to click on the link to read more about this amazing era of our neighbourhood history.

1973 Derby. (Source: City of Ottawa
Archives CA-26035)

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