A Fun Ski Pulk at Nakkertok

220 pounds of flour off to the Ottawa Food Bank!

This past weekend was the first annual Nakkertok Pulk Pull.  Despite dowry weather forecasts, mother nature cut ski racers a bit of slack and gave them plus two degrees Celsius, reasonable snow, and spared us of the rain.

Ten racers stepped away from the comforts of free skiing and hooked themselves up to a sled with a payload of 22 pounds of flour and jumped into a mass start race covering a distance of 7km at Nakkertok Ski Club.  The club is known for its great family and racing environment and so it made for a perfect venue to host such an event.  Following the race, all flour was donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.

The Pulk, or sled, is normally used to carry small children.  It can easily fit a sleeping bag and a well bundled baby.  Such a configuration provides an excellent sleeping environment while Mom or Dad haul the sled while skiing.

Dave Adams, racer organizer, uses a pulk often and this led him to thinking the pulk would make for a great charity event.  Swap out the baby and replace it with flour, call all your friends and make a race out of it.

Many thanks to  Nakkertok Ski Club for thinking of the Ottawa Food Bank for this fun event! The flour can be split up and distributed to some of our Member Agencies to aid in their kitchens.


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