Food Banks

Food Bank Stats in Canada

Food Banks In Ontario alone, 412,998 individuals rely on food banks and food assistance programs every month. From, The Hunger Count 2013, it was calculated that 36.4% of those turning to food banks are children and youth, while 50% of households helped receive social assistance and a staggering 50% of food banks needed to cut […]

From Bears to Dinos- Drumheller, AB

Shortly after Dani and I left Calgary we entered the badlands of east-central Alberta. We decided to head north to Red Deer River valley on the recommendation from a man we met on the side of the highway one afternoon when we stopped for lunch. This was one of our first cycles in the Prairies […]

Calgary

The ride to Calgary featured the gradual transition from the Rockies to the beginning of the Prairies in 110km. We started the morning eating breakfast in Canmore, eating bagels in what felt like a little bowl of mountains, and ended the day in a big city surrounded by flat farm land. Oh Canada. We cycled […]

The road to Banff

Alberta crossing; another bit milestone crossed

Our time in the Rockies post-bear encounters came with a pile of emotions and cold temperatures. The stretch between Radium and Banff is about 145km of nature and a single paved road with only a few expensive lodges for service stops. The morning ride started out in cyclers heaven; dry, calm and temperate. We cycled […]

Radium: Breakfast, Beds and Bears

Mischa at the top of a mountain!

Unexpectedly, we added a few days to our cycling journey and cycle the Golden Triangle to cross the BC/ Alberta border and spend a few days in Invermere, just passed Radium, to give presentations to the high school and elementary school. The ride from Golden to Radium was 135km of pure mountainous bliss. We followed […]

A man told me that if you mimic nature you will live a happier life

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Dani and I met a beautiful man who was a permaculture specialist. I had always thought that permaculture was an agricultural practice that involved sustainable and natural methods to produce food. As it turns out permaculture is much more. It is a creative design process based on certain ethics and principles that mimic patterns and […]

A new way to eat in school

The chef, the gardener and us!

  Had the pleasure to pay a visit to Groundswell Network & Community Greenhouse on Tuesday to get a tour of their incredible facility. Groundswell Network Society promotes community sustainability through education and by the advancement of innovative projects that result in health for people, the environment and the economy. The Community Greenhouse and Gardens are their […]

A Golden Community

A delicious concoction created by the one and only Jameson Voisin

You never know what to expect when you pull into a town for the night.   Danielle and I decided to camp in Golden; a small town surrounded by sharp white tipped mountains with a quick moving river that winds it’s way through it.  That morning after Danielle had done her morning stretches and I […]

Vernon – The Last of the Okanagan

One of the gorgeous views

We said goodbye to Kelowna with a bang. Mike (our host) and his hockey team won the BC men’s league championships! Yes! We joined them in celebration with pizza, beer, and hours of games. The next morning we visited a class at Glenmore PS and were excited to talk about some of the cool initiatives […]

May 19th – Hope to Kelowna

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When you are traveling, so much can happen in just a few days. Continuing on our main journey east from Hope, we have been welcomed by so many generous and interesting people. We cycled from Hope on Highway 3 through Manning Park enroute to Princeton. We also on that stretch climbed our first summit! It […]