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Dear Educators ~

Welcome to Alaska Husky Spirit, the assembly that changes lives! This captivating presentation has earned top ratings by teachers, principals and students and been described as "the best our school has ever had"! During the presentation, I can just feel dreams growing and new thoughts evolving as students sit spellbound, wide eyed followed by squeals of delight at the huskies that travel with me and the spectacular slideshow of Alaskan lifestyle! Recently, I was on the reality show, "Buying Alaska" that portrayed purchasing a $2 million home; in truth, I did not, but the message of "dreaming big" filters strongly through the episode. I show a 5 minute shorty of this which also stars "Willow" and "Cabo" which seems pretty cool for the students (and teachers)! I started doing assemblies in 1995 and have since visited 1000's of school, returning to many multiple times! I have a true respect and appreciation for animals and the wilderness living among bear, moose and eagles in rural Alaska; watching salmon spawn and harvesting gardens and rivers for subsistence is something entirely different than my California upbringing! Sharing this, and character qualities that go along with it such as perseverance, goal setting & teamwork...using my own adventures, offers a strong, positive role model. I know intimately that "success" is achieved on many levels; we each have unique strengths and paths. Developing the strength and courage to 'follow your heart' highlight this exciting assembly. Today, I spend my summers at the Kenai Princess Lodge in Cooper Landing doing shows for cruise ship guests and a tour of this historic gold rush town in mountains. I was awarded the "Tour of the Year" and continue to enjoy sharing and entertaining folks from around the world!

*Scheduling currently under way for Jan. - April 2017.

I look forward to hearing from you and bringing a bit of my world to your students.

Lorraine, "Cabo" & "Willow"

“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest.” 
. . . author unknown

See a short video from an assembly in Eugene Oregon

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Sled Dogs – Slide Show – CNN Video – Gear – Anecdotal Lecture – Q & A’S
Shorty from reality show, "Buying Alaska" ~dream big!

Following your own unique path in Life!

Lorraine and two of her Alaskan sled dogs present a comprehensive overview of dog mushing in Alaska; what it has been to Alaskans historically, culturally and what it has become today with sport/hobby mushing. As fun as it is informative, this multifaceted experience includes a professional power point show with exquisite photos capturing the excitement and beauty of mushing dogs in Alaska's scenic back country and the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

A 32 year Alaskan resident, Lorraine shares slices of life and the needed diversity that goes with living in the small Alaskan town that media commentator and former Homer resident Tom Bodett calls "the end of the road”. Students see a short video filmed by CNN shown worldwide that captures Lorraine driving her team across a glacier, a rewarding experience of turning sport and hobby into a unique business.

Actual dog mushing gear demonstrated includes boots, parka, beaver “musher's hat”, dog booties, gangline,  snow hook, harnesses and an actual dog sled along with 2 featured guests from Lorraine’s team. 2 year old "Willow" who comes from a championship Iditarod and Yukon Quest kennel, and 8 year old “Cabo” who comes from the lineage of a winning Iditarod lead dog. She has the unique chatacteristic of one blue eye and one brown..

Along with lessons in animal husbandry, Alaskan climate, geography, history, geology, flora/fauna and the fascinating sport of mushing, are strong motivational messages. Students see the value of teamwork and boundless adventure; that patience, faith and perseverance help achieve personal goals. Most importantly, the understanding that "success " is achieved in many ways and that each and every one of us is wonderfully unique..

There are many paths to follow . . .

Contact: Lorraine Temple
PO Box 1797, Homer, Alaska 99603
907-299-2855 Cell
866-235-4232 Fax

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness for that is when stars shine the brightest. ~ Anonymous

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