Starting at the ocean’s edge at the Fisherman’s Memorial, Steveston, BC and heading up the Frazer River, Mike Ranta is aiming to set a speed record on his 2016 journey. He should be in the Sault by the end of the week.
He has traveled for 124 days so far.
Ranta is planning to visit the Royal Canadian Legion for the veterans to sign his canoe.
“He wants to paddle and portage longer, faster and further than any person in history, using the spirit of Canada’s Veterans as fuel,” says his site.
You can follow his journey through an interactive map on the website.
As Mike travels east, he invites all Veterans to come and sign the canoe, so both he and his dog Spitzii can show their appreciation.
This epic journey will be accomplished when Mike portages his canoe one last time, and with Spitzii at his side, they successfully complete their journey at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #78 — Dominion Beach, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.