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Vol 116, No. 04                                       Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Weather Network



Bringing a true north experience to the Parkland

By Jennifer Carniel
Asessippi Ski Resort has innovatively brought a true north experience to its facility with its newest attraction: Bluesky Dogsledding Expeditions. Husband and wife team, Gerald and Jenafor Azure, from Churchill, Manitoba, brought their authentic dogsledding experience down to the Parkland for the 2015-2016 winter season and it has received an unbelievably overwhelming response and brought something truly special and unique to the ski resort.
Gerald Azure is an internationally renowned musher, who has operated his own dogsled business in the Churchill area since 2001. Gerald is also a co-founder of the Annual Hudson Bay Quest, which is knows as one of the most challenging dogsled races between Churchill, Manitoba and Arviat, Nunavut. He officially retired from dogsled racing in 2007 and decided to focus more on his dogsledding business.
Azure values and respects his aboriginal culture and graciously shares it with tourists who partake in the dogsledding adventure. He bestows a great respect and love for his dogs. Azure grew up in Cormorant, Manitoba, where his family earned their living as commercial trappers and fishers. They used the dogsleds as their main source of transportation until the early 1970’s when snowmobiles 

Bluesky Dogsledding Expeditions is the newest attraction to Asessippi Ski Resort. Owner/operator and professional musher, Gerald Azure, takes visitors on a two mile journey by dogsled. Photo by Jenafor Azure

Community Futures Award for Excellence and Innovation

CF Parkland has been involved with the Young Women’s Conference for the last 5 years. Jami Turetsky and CF Parkland have been recognized by Community Futures Manitoba for the Young Women’s Conferences’ contribution to: support of community economic development; diversification of the economy of Manitoba; support for the creation and expansion of small and medium-sized enterprises; maintenance of employment and creation of new employment; and delivery of business services to rural communities in Manitoba.
The Community Futures Award for Excellence and Innovation is awarded to recognize the efforts, innovation, and initiatives contributed by Community Futures organizations towards economic development and support to their communities. The award can gain your initiative provincial wide visibility and recognition as a successful practice.
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