Doing Stuff Outdoors-93

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photo by Ceci Flanagan-Snow

photo by Ceci Flanagan-Snow

In this edition we finish a story we started last year. We first spoke with Kimber Sider on DSO-45.

On April 28, 2008 Kimber and her horse Kat rode west from Trenton, Nova Scotia with a goal of the Pacific Coast of Canada, 6,000+km and 5-6 months down the road. Her driving inspiration is Barbara Kingscote’s 1949 journey from Mascouche, Quebec to Vancouver, British Columbia. Is it still possible for a lone woman in her twenties and her horse to make it across Canada almost purely on character and the hospitality of the Canadian spirit?

On October 4, 2008 Kimber and Kat found themselves facing west with their feet salty and wet. They had made it to the Pacific. And more importantly they had found not only the “generous heart of my country” that Barb had found, but also an inspiring pioneering spirit. It had taken them 160 days, during which they had been taken in by 112 families and been supported by hundreds of Canadians coast to coast.

“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History” is two Canadian women, two generations apart, going against convention with a unique, yet shared sense of adventure, a simple equine mode of transportation and, most importantly, a desire to discover the Canada of their day.

Our feature interview today is with Kimber Sider. Also on the show comments about snow in Alberta in May and the joys of longboarding and freebording. Music by the The Acousticals.  Contact us at doingstuffoutdoors@yahoo.ca

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