Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 7 : Winter 2011 - Page 51

These races have presented a great opportunity for news media from near and far to cover an event that has been growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. In the last 18 years, this small town has undergone an amazing transformation from obscurity to renown, due in no small part to an unsurpassed spirit of volunteerism and the resounding success of the Can-Am Crown Races. From its debut in 1993, when 500 spectators watched nine teams compete for a $10,000 purse, the Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Rac