Meet the 2024
Mushers

Francois Bernatchez

Bécancour, Quebec

I born and raised in Quebec, Canada. I am grains merchandiser for living. Mushing is a hobby for us. This is a team of family dogs. I like to train with my wife and daughters. Youth I was a competitive road cyclist. Now, I like to make others race around me. My daughters or my dogs. Our family is busy training and racing from September to April. My 15 years old daughter Maya is a shorth track speed skater. At diner time, we always have serious discussion about training and racing strategies. We both like travel for our sport. This is a great occasion to meet people that share our passion.

KENNEL NAME

MGB – Mushing Govindan-Bernatchez

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

Movies like Iron Will make me dream as a child. I got one dog 10 years ago. I started with skijoring. Four or five years ago, I got few more dogs and switched to sled as skijoring got too scary. I did my first mid-distance race at PG Expedition in 2022

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