ISSF World Snowshoe Championships + Québec Winter Carnival: Magnifique!

The excitingly festive January 31, 2015 International Snowshoe Federation World Snowshoe Championships are nearer than you imagine; think of this . . . Christmas is only 136 days away.

[photo courtesy Carnaval de Quebec]

[photo courtesy Carnaval de Quebec]

The ISSF World Snowshoe Championships visits Quebec City, Canada for that city’s second hosting of the world snowshoe competition. The races last competed at Quebec City in 2012. This edition importantly serves as a demonstration sport in the International Masters Winter World Games concurrent with the world-famous Quebec City Winter Carnival. The big opening parade like no other you have seen in winter is Friday night before the race.

Plan now to decorate the tree with these Christmas ball ornaments of Bonhomme Carnaval!

Plan now to decorate the tree with these Christmas ball ornaments of Bonhomme Carnaval!

Check out additional Winter World Masters Sports information and schedules for 2015 available here.

A thrilling documentary of the Quebec ITU Winter Triathlon, a new sport whose inaugural event raced March 8, 2014, can be viewed here. Maybe enter that, too . . . .

This competition expects the largest field of racers ever vying for the world titles, masters championships among other honors, while the background of beautiful Quebec City adorns the landscape with its Winter Carnival.

Send this prepaid postcard back home with a note: "Having great time; don't interrupt!"

Send this prepaid postcard of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Hotel, the most photographed grand hotel in the world, with a note: “Having great time; don’t interrupt us!”

The 2014 championships raced in Rattvik, Sweden, [article] featured a successful defense of the women’s title by Isabella Morlini, Italy, while Stephane Ricard lead the French contingent for his world championship title. A true global event, competitors gathered from Great Britain, Russia, Iceland, Norway, Catalonia, Japan, Germany, Canada, Sweden, United States in addition to Italy and France.

A must-have: a Carnaval souvenir pin brightening any winter outfit; maybe a good-luck charm for the World Snowshoe Race?

A must-have: a Carnaval souvenir pin brightening any winter outfit; maybe a good-luck charm for the World Snowshoe Race?

Fondo, Italy hosted the 2013 event, then as stated Quebec City, Canada, 2012, preceded by Myoko, Japan 2011, Vancouver Canada, 2010 and Ramsau Dachstein, Austria in 2007 and 2006.

2015 promises the most exciting world championship snowshoe event ever. Get your tour-books now, and start making those competition plans.

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Phillip Gary Smith, Senior Editor, published "The 300-Mile Man" about Roberto Marron's historic doubling of the Tuscobia 150 mile endurance snow run. He publishes "iHarmonizing Competition" on various forms of competition including drag racing, his favorite motor sport. Earlier, he wrote "HARMONIZING:Keys to Living in the Song of Life" as a manual for life with chapters such as Winning by Losing, Can God Pay Your Visa Bill?, and a young classic story, The Year I Met a Christmas Angel. His book, "Ultra Superior," is the first written on the Superior Trail ultra distance events. He mixes writing with his profession--the venture capital world--a dying art. He is a creator of CUBE Speakers, a group espousing themes in "HARMONIZING:Keys" in a unique way. Currently he has two books in the works.
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