Kenora, Ontario

Kenora, Ontario

Kenora is a historical Ontario town quietly welcoming experienced travelers. Gone are the days when the Trans Canada meandered through down town. So it is with some hesitation that I recommend future travelers make the stop. After all, there is only so much pristine wilderness, fishing, hunting, gre ...
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The Angel Express Expedition

The Angel Express Expedition

On May 9th, 2012 two cowboys and three horses set out from HWY 16 East in Edmonton, Alberta on a journey to Halifax, Nova Scotia. They will follow the Trans-Canada highway from the Prairies to the Atlantic in order to raise awareness for abused and exploited children.Alick Brooke, Guy Bourassa, Chip ...
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Angel Express Day 1

Angel Express Day 1

Day one would prove to be a fiasco. Spending 3 weekends in a row checking off the many items on the list to prepare the bus and what happens the morning we leave? Trailer lights not working! What is with trailer lights? I did not want to be responsible for the delay of this trip; if the kids have to ...
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Angel Express Global News, Edmonton

Angel Express Global News, Edmonton

Increasing awareness is key. Thanks for the coverage Global Edmonton. ...
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Angel Express Day 2

Angel Express Day 2

The first night was without incident. We were parked on the side of the rest stop just east of the Ukrainian village entrance.  Sheila paid a visit to help with the horses and keep us company for the night, stayed the day while working on some mortgages she has on the go. Guy and Alick were up earl ...
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Angel Express CTV News, Edmonton

Angel Express CTV News, Edmonton

In CTV's written news report: "“I have seen some of these kids come through the system. I have talked to them and what they have to go through is just unimaginable to the average person,” Brooke said. The society chose to ride horses for the expedition because of what the animal symbolizes. “ ...
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Angel Express: Generosity

Angel Express: Generosity

Generosity comes in all sizes and shapes and is always appreciated,  and you will find that the gesture usually correlates with the source. Being a foster parent for many years now, I have seen firsthand the effects of sexual abuse and neglect. Combined with the fact that I had an opportunity to sp ...
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Angel Express Day 4: Kitscoty

Angel Express Day 4: Kitscoty

So the cowboys are supposed to be dialed into the rhythm of his animals, right? Well, last night the border collies were practically sitting on Guy's head while he slept. I could only put up with the whining for so long before I broke down and crawled out of my warm bed to let them out to pee...  O ...
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Angel Express: Greenhorn

Angel Express: Greenhorn

My journey with these cowboys has come to an end but not before I got schooled in the ways of the west. It would seem that all the jeering and poking fun at these guys would finally catch up to me as I was unceremoniously perched atop Chip for the ride out of Maidstone.Some first thoughts on Chip wh ...
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Hearst, Ontario

Hearst, Ontario

Guy just about crawled out the window when he spotted the Tims. He was so excited he started speaking French. As it turned out everyone spoke French. They call this place little Quebec and 90% of the town is French, the other 10% speak French. It is fun for me as I have to really listen to decipher ...
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