Paddler Mike Ranta recently finished a long paddle from Fort McMurrary to The Pas Earlier this week, a journey that took a total of 37 days. He was joined by his dog Spitzii and his good friend Steven O’Neill.
Ranta spoke to Arctic Radio News and said they had to overcome harsh weather at times but the people they met along the way were incredible and it was beautiful trip.
Ranta says the goal of this journey was to raise awareness for Canada’s first Nations People and Canadian veterans and he hopes to be able speak in the house of commons on their behalf someday.
Next year Ranta plans to paddle from Fort McMurrary to the McKenzie River
And then paddle the McKenzie river to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories the following year. He also plans to paddle across Canada in 2021.
You can follow Mike Ranta on his Facebook page called Mike Rantas Paddle.