Magazine article Anglican Journal

Cyclist Plans Unity Trip to N.W.T., Seeks Billets

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Cyclist Plans Unity Trip to N.W.T., Seeks Billets

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Hamilton, Ont.

Energized and inspired by 1995's Montreal rally for national unity, Chris Robertson is taking his own message about keeping Canada together right to the top. He launches a cycling expedition this month which will take him from the southern tip of the country, Point Pelee, Ont., to Tuktoyaktuk in the top western corner of the North West Territories.

Mr. Robertson, a parishioner of Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Ont., hopes Anglicans along his route will billet him. A lay reader at the cathedral, he is also interested in conducting prayer services or sermons in churches along the way.

"I've been preparing for this trip since after the Montreal rally," he said. "I really saw a situation where ... we really had to do more because in the not-too-distant future, we have another referendum, as promised by the separatists in Quebec. I just felt I had to do something positive for Canada between now and then."

The journey - 6,250 km - will begin March 1 in Point Pelee. Mr. Robertson hopes to have the expedition blessed at the first stop in Leamington, Ont. …

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