Ladies and Gentlemen
I would like to welcome the participants of the IFSS World Championships Dryland Szamotuły-Koźle 2017, which is both a prestigious sporting event and an important meeting of fans of rapidly developing sleddog sports.
It is gratifying that our region is hosting such a top-notch competition as World Championships, contributing to the popularisation of sleddog racing in Poland. Although this event is relatively new, it has become an important addition to the calendar of our regional sporting events and it already plays quite a special role in it – due to the organisers’ engagement in fighting for a clean sport and in anti-doping education.
I am convinced that this spectacular competition, which is the combination of efforts of athletes and active dogs, will draw many fans of this sport to Greater Poland, who will appreciate all the natural, tourist, cultural and culinary attractions offered by our region in the beautiful landscapes of the Szamotuły County. Welcome to the trails of Greater Poland!
Marshal of the Wielkopolska Voivodship