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Before mushing, Iditarod rookie Campeau owned serious hockey chops

 

Doyle Woody

March 14, 2015

Iditarod rookie Jason Campeau is among the front-runners in The Last Great Race, and it turns out mushing sled dogs isn’t his only forte when it comes to athletic excellence. 

Campeau, 40, sported some serious hockey chops back in the day.

The Canadian musher from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, proved a pivotal player for championship ..............


 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

 

Survival Is the Ultimate Goal in World's Toughest Sled Dog Race

 

Yukon Quest is 1,000 bone-freezing miles across northern Canada.

By Eva Holland, for National Geographic 

Photographs by Katie Orlinsky, for National Geographic 

PUBLISHED FRI FEB 20 00:00:00 EST 2015

"Rookie musher Jason Campeau and his team cross a section of icy overflow coming down American Summit toward the Eagle checkpoint. Overflow occurs when water seeps out from below an existing sheet of ice, or from between layers of ice, and can range from an annoyance to a serious danger."


 

HIGHRIVER online

 

For the Love of Mush: One Foothills Family's Story of Getting Outside and Giving Back

 

Published: Saturday, 01 March 2014 14:41

The Iditarod sled-dog challenge starts today, leaving 365 days for one local musher and his family to get ready for next year's 1,000-mile race.

The famed Alaskan dog-sled event traverses treacherous terrain filled with mountain ranges, frozen rivers, forests and vast tundras. Many contestants don't even cross the finish line; to say the race is tough is something of an understatement.

For Jason and Jennifer Campeau, dog sledding began as a family hobby...................


 

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Canadian Challenge open race a stepping stone for Alberta musher

 

By Chelsea Laskowski

February 21, 2014 - 12:00pm

lifelong desire to get into sled dog racing turned into reality for Jennifer Campeau when her family moved to Alberta almost two years ago.

It started as a family activity with her twin 11-year-old daughters and husband Jason, training in the mountains around Okotoks, Alta.

Campeau then competed in the Eagle Cap Extreme.................


 

FILM

 

Klondike  (2014 TV Mini-Series)

 

Written by Discovery Channel

Staring  Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart

Jason & Jennifer Campeau/Atka kennel casted for mushing scenes

- The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory.