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Before tackling the world's financial challenges, G7 ministers had a chance to play in the snow

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Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, was among those delegates who arrived in Nunavut on Friday. While the style of the summit is more relaxed this year, the issues - preventing another global financial crisis, banking reform and forgiving Haitian debt - are anything but.

GEOFF ROBINS

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Wearing a black G7-issue parka, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney co-mushes a team of dogs. Finance ministers were given a chance to try out the northern sport before official business began.

CHRIS WATTIE

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Bank of England Governor Mervyn King also gave dogsledding a try.

Fred Chartrand

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As did Flaherty, who was joined by one of his staffers as the sled pulled away.

Fred Chartrand

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