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Otter Lake mushers give Shania a lift at Grey Cup

Escapade Eskimo teamed up with Ferme l’Aventure in Low, Que. to participate in the 105th Grey Cup half-time show. From left: Steve Smith-Fleury, Caroline Héroux, Caroline Desrosiers and Sylvain Drapeau.
Drapeau took six of his most experienced dogs to participate in the Grey Cup half-time show.
Drapeau had to modify his dogsled with rubber wheels in order to comply with the CFL’s turf regulations. He said that ironically, the arrival of snow on game day was stressful, as they had practiced without it.

Caleb Nickerson
OTTAWA Dec. 1, 2017
A local entrepreneur recently got the chance of a lifetime: to appear with a Canadian legend in front of a crowd of thousands.
Sylvain Drapeau owns and operates Escapade Eskimo, a dogsledding company based outside of Otter Lake. This year his company was asked to be a part of the spectacle at the 105th Grey Cup in Ottawa on Nov. 26.
For those that didn’t catch the game, Canadian country crooner Shania Twain performed a set at half-time where she entered the stadium by dogsled, pulled by none other than pups from Drapeau’s pack.

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