The directors of CAHDS have concluded that we will not endorse any race as the official Canadian championship for the 2017-2018 year. While we know it is the desire of our members to have a race designated as such, we feel that selection criteria for such an event should be more concrete in advance of applications. In Canada many races have named themselves as a “Canadian championship”. We appreciate that this is a point of confusion for members and participants. While we encourage participation at these regional events and they may be sanctioned by provincial circuits and the IFSS as a world cup race, they are not sanctioned the national championship by the Canadian Association of Harness Dog Sports.