Art Brochu, a veteran who served with the Canadian Forces for over 25 years, was based in numerous areas where there was a great deal of suffering, especially by children.
To this day, these memories haunt him; for not being able to help. Since retiring from the army, Art has supported soldiers who were released from service due to injury but he still wanted to give back more to the community. He learned about the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada through the Richard John Evans Golf Tournament and decided that on his 70th birthday he would cycle across Canada to raise money for the Children’s Wish.
In November 2012, Art began his intense training regime with his trainer, none other than Lori-Ann Muenzer; Canada’s first ever Olympic Gold medalist in cycling from the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
After two and a half years of training, on May 1st, 2014, Art will start his voyage from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island with a target to raise $100,000 in four months. Art will cycle through many Canadian towns and cities (PDF), including his hometown Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He will finish his campaign on August 15th in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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