The Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club (PSDC) has the honor of hosting the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) June 23-26 in Buffalo, New York. This meeting will commemorate the 50th anniversary of ISDRA’s founding in nearby Niagara Falls NY in 1966.
This 50th Anniversary Celebration and Conventionis designed to bring together past ISDRA members and medalists with current members and medalists, professional and recreational mushers, pure-breed enthusiasts as well as those embracing Euro-hounds, new mushers and the “old-timers”.
The weekend will start with a Friday evening cocktail party hosted by the PSDC, followed by a cruise on the Niagara River. Saturday’s highlights include vendors with a variety of sled dog related items to browse, seminars, the ISDRA silent auction, PSDC raffles, and finishing with the ISDRA Awards banquet honoring the 2016 medal winners.
Registration for seminars, Saturday evening awards banquet and Friday night cruise must be received by June 10th.
NO LATE REGISTRATION - NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
ISDRA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Convention will once again feature the ever popular Silent Auction. Items will be on display starting at 7:30AM , Saturday, June 25th.
Biding will close at 6:45PM that evening. Winners may pick up and pay for their items immediately following the ISDRA Awards Banquet that night or Sunday morning, June 26thstarting at 8 AM. Cash, checks made payable to ISDRA and credit cards are all acceptable forms of payment.
For anybody donating items to the silent auction: silent auction items will be collected Friday, June 24th at the hotel lobby registration table and again Saturday morning at the silent auction open.
To facilitate the paperwork, we ask that you please let us know what you will be donating and its approximate value. You can either email the Silent Auction Organizer Beth Castaldi at firstname.lastname@example.org or list your donation in the comment section on the event's FaceBook page: ISDRA's 50th Anniversary Celebration and Convention
ISDRA’s 50th Anniversary T-shirts
Order and pay for your shirt when you pre-register. Pick up shirts at the ISDRA check-in table in the Millennium Hotel lobby. We will NOT have shirts available for sale at the event. You must order before June 1, 2016. Those who register after June 1 or at the event will not receive a shirt.
Description: Ultra light-weight Hanes 100% cotton Nano-T with large, full color ISDRA 50th Anniversary dog logo on the back and small ISDRA’s 50th Anniversary text on left chest area.
Price: Shirts are $15.00 each.
Men’s/unisex style: Short sleeves, modest V-neck, straight cut, vintage blue. Men’s S, M, L, XL and 2XL sizes.
Women’s style: Short sleeves, V-neck, fitted silhouette, bright teal. Women’s S, M, L, XL and 2XL sizes.
The Millennium Hotel 2040 Walden Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225 USA
Hotel Reservations : Please contact the Millennium Hotel Buffalo and mention “ Sled Dog” for the meeting rate of $ 119 nightly or poolside rooms $129 nightly. All rooms have been recently renovated and feature coffee/tea making facilities and mini fridges. SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Free parking in a large, spacious lot
- Complimentary shuttle service to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Depew
- Amtrak station and the Walden Galleria ( nearby mall)
- 24/7 Self Service Business Center
- 24/7 fitness center, indoor heated pool and sauna
- Games room
- On site restaurant and lounge
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please make reservations before Tuesday, May 24th. Not only is the hotel is hosting a wedding the same weekend as our meeting but the National Hockey League draft is also the same weekend in Buffalo. All Buffalo hotels anticipate “No Vacancy “ the weekend of June 24 – 26.