Written by Amy Bowen
It’s the best-made toboggan in the world, Harren said as he showed off the delicate curl of the front with a touch of familial pride.
The start of winter–Dec. 21–is still months away. Yet Harren, a senior from Warroad, wants to develop his family’s toboggan business into a year-round endeavor.
The Warroad-based business started in 1995 is seasonal right now.
Harren, a natural salesman with a bright smile and inquisitive brown eyes, believes his father’s business, Northern Toboggan & Sled, is on the cutting-edge in the industry. Harren and his older brother, Jackson, want to market the business to the masses.
“It just screams potential,” Harren said. “There’s so much (of) a need. We have what it takes to fill the need.”
“There’s no place in the world like northern Canada where the sled is an integral part of life,” John Harren said.