Photo: Keegan Kelly: Walking the talk

(Credit: Jennifer Dickison)

By Sarah Blay, Development Coordinator

Eleven-year-old Keegan Kelly of Fredericton, N.B. noticed that many people get in cars to travel short distances. He wants to change that.

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So he organized a 100-mile walk with his mom, Jennifer Dickison, with the goal of getting us all to stop and think the next time we consider using the car. He wants to help everyone choose walking over driving.

Keegan and his mom celebrated Canada Day by starting his five-day walk of 20 miles (32 kilometres) per day. They'd prepared in advance with some neighbourhood walks but had a big challenge ahead of them! Two other things made Keegan's walk even more special: his dad joined him for much of the walk and he was able to stay with friends and family along the way. Finally, on July 5, Keegan was nearing the end of his walk. His brother and dad crossed the finish line with him. Tired, but happy, Keegan completed his remarkable journey!

August 14, 2015

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