This weekend I have the honor of competing for Fur Rondy Royalty! Sunday January 29th at the Hotel Captain Cook, a new Queen and two Princesses along with the Lord and Lady Trapper and the King and Queen Regent will be crowned!
Fur Rendezvous is a very historical event. This will be the 82nd Annual Fur Rondy Festival. Vern Johnson, the father of Fur Rondy, held the first event in February of 1935. This was initially a sports tournament that coincided with the time that the miners and trappers came to town. Since then, it has grown into a huge winter festival with a multitude of events from the World Championship Sled dog Race and the Blanket Toss to cornhole, the Great Alaska Talent Competition, snow sculptures and much more!