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Walking every street

“I’ve always enjoyed just getting out, and I’ve led historic walks in the past years in older communities. And I thought, I would give this a try and see how much I can do and learn more about the city.” So says retired Calgary teacher David Peyto, who has embarked on what is being called…

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A book is born

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Fox and Feather pub in Ottawa last night for the official launch of Born to Walk. (We put the “pub” in “pub date”!) It was great to see so many familiar faces, and so many unfamiliar faces too. An extra thank you to Ottawa city councillor…

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Multimedia mayhem!

It’s been a busy few days here at Born to Walk headquarters. Yesterday, I was interviewed by radio host (and walking convert) Larry Fedoruk on 610 CKTB St. Catherines. You can listen to the conversation here (and I promise not to say “you know” as often next time). Last week, I was interviewed by the…

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Final countdown — walking songs!

In the lead-up to the release of Born to Walk on April 1, I’m going to be tweeting the video to a different walking song each day. These will be posted in no particular order; there won’t be a No. 1. But like “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Scottish band The Proclaimers, who are not…

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Books — and a movie

When a box of hardcover books arrives at your door, and your name is on those books, it’s a big day, especially if it’s your first time. But yesterday’s delivery was overshadowed by the arrival, in my email inbox, of a link to the above video — a trailer for Born to Walk directed and…

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Go north

I have written about Innu surgeon Dr. Stanley Vollant’s inspiring six-year 6,000-kilometre walking project several times on this site, and in publications such as The Walrus, The Globe and Mail and Windspeaker. Now, add the Nunatsiaq News — a paper that serves Nunavut — to the list. At the end of the month, Vollant and about 20 other…

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Let’s do launch

Ottawans and Torontonians, plans for the launch of Born to Walk are now firm. In Ottawa, join us if you can at the Fox and Feather pub, 283 Elgin St., on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. We’ll have a private room and there will be snacks, a cash bar (with a wide selection of…

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Start the presses

It’s official: Born to Walk has been sent to the printer. The official release date is April 1, and there will be launch events in Toronto and Ottawa that month. The Toronto launch will be on Thursday, April 16; more details coming soon. Launches will hopefully be planned for Edmonton and Calgary this spring as…