100 Mile House has a new “best friend.”
Among the dozens of sled dog teams expected at the 108 Mile Heritage Site in January will be one canine standing alone.
They’re calling him “Malamutt” and he’s the new mascot of the Cariboo Challenge, home of the Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race.
It’s suspected Malamutt is a cross between a St. Bernard and Alaskan Malamute.
The mascot will be handing out dog treats and entertaining children at the Cariboo Challenge Jan. 10-12.
Face painting, a marshmallow roast and an art contest are also on the agenda with respect to entertainment during the weekend.
It’s the 21st anniversary of the popular race.