Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Time: Doors: 6:30PM Film: 8:00PM
Location: Poland Spring Resort 640 Maine St, Poland, ME 04274
Presented in partnership with: Baxter Brewing Co and Poland Spring Resort
Program Notes: The evening begins with Anne Clark playing on the Gazebo
Family friendly, please bring chairs or blankets.
Popcorn, pizza and cotton candy will be available for purchase
The filmmaker, Jeremy Grant, and the protagonist of the film, Jonathan Hayes, will be present, as well as Sawyer, the sled dog.
FREE! Event is sponsored by Baxter Beer.
TRUE NORTH: LEGENDS OF MEN AND DOGS – 60 minutes – by Jeremy Grant – from MAINE – Short synopsis: Musher Jonathan Hayes will attempt to go 261-mile backcountry through some of the most remote wilderness in Maine by the way of a team of 8 sled dogs. This expedition will recreate the distance run by legendary dog Togo and lead musher Leahnard Seppala almost 100 years ago as they raced to deliver the life-saving vaccine to the children of Nome, Alaska.
The dog Balto got the credit for the rescue because they finished the final 30 miles. But Togo and Seppala were the true heroes traveling a brutal 261 miles. And what many don’t know is Togo retired right here in Maine at Poland Spring Resort where he started a kennel. And almost 100 years later with the descendants of Togo, Jonathan Hayes will take on the True North of Maine!