Paul Nichols, a former Calgary Highlander, served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in Croatia. He and his wife, Terry, are heading across Canada on horseback to include over 700 veterans to ride along from Victoria, BC to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland. They will raise awareness for the veterans of today and discover their stories, learn about the challenges they are facing and raise funds to support veterans and their families.
The ride launches on 22 April 2015 in Victoria, BC and they plan on arriving in Kingston on 22 August and Ottawa on 29 August 2015. You will note that Veterans are invited to participate in this ride. Interested Veterans who have no previous horse experience will be provided both a lesson from a certified riding coach, and a horse on which to ride. This event will gain more momentum as time goes on, but the organizers are accepting applications to ride now. Here are forms with more information:
More details can be found here: www.communitiesforveterans.com Visit us on Facebook: The Ride Across Canada