To start off my day two of Caribou Carnival I took in the start of the second day of the Diavik 150 Dog Derby. It was a real treat to see these highly trained dogs and there drivers take off out of the shoot on their way across Frame Lake. Just the mere energy of all the people crowing the snowbanks was enough to get you in the mood for the carnival and race. As the dogs flew by, and I mean that literally as many of the dog spent their time in the air, just look at the photos, I thought to myself only in the north do we experience something as unique as dog sled racing right in the downtown core of a community.
From the race track, myself and the couple of hundred other people who were down there ventured back up to the carnival ground. Getting ready to play was Will Engel, a past Yellowknifer residing in Alberta. Mr. Engel is a singer songwriter and a good one at that. He sang a couple of songs, including one he wrote about Alberta I enjoyed, which you can here in the video below. Neal Bacon, The Checkerboard Guy and more local musicians played throughout the afternoon. If you missed either Neal Bacon or The Checkerboard Guy’s act see the video from our day 1 coverage. I toured around the grounds after watching Mr. Engel to see the carnival in full force. The Kidz Alley was packed with kids playing there crazy games, while Sally Ann made sure everyone was having a good time. Over in the food area a long, I mean long, line could be found for the famous sugar on a stick. I have been craving one for many years but when I saw the line, I thought I better move on.
We’re curious to know how everyone else is enjoying the carnival? Leave us a comment or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, below you’ll see a video and photos from the second day of Caribou Carnival 2010. Hope everyone is having fun.