Harry's Canada Walk !!
A virtual walk across Canada 8 kilometers per day.

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....... Current Status March 30/2007 - 7,349 km ....Day 1,054 .....Days to Finish: 0 .....Last Centre: Victoria, B.C.

Harry's CANADA Walk

On May 1, 2004 Harry suffered a stroke and had 3 more strokes in the week that followed.
He started walking on May 11, 2004 as part of a plan to change to a healthier lifestyle.
Initially walking 1 km per day up and down a steep hill near his home. The distance of the
walk was gradually increased to 4 km per day and then in Dec. 2004 he doubled the distance
from 4 km to 8 km per day. This was accomplished by walking two four kilometer walks one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There are 20 hills of varing size in the 8 km and the walks
are 7 days per week, 365 days per year His goal is to walk 7,349 km, which is the distance across
Canada from St. John's Newfoundland to Victoria British Columbia.

Record of Performance:
May. 11, 2004           - Started walking daily
Sep. 29, 2004           - Completed   500 km
Jan. 21, 2005           - Completed 1,000 km
Aug.  3, 2005           - Completed 2,500 km
Oct.  4, 2005           - Completed 3,000 km
Dec. 28, 2005           - Halfway.. 3,674 km (past Nipigon, Ont.)
Feb.  6, 2006           - Completed 4,000 km  
Jun. 11, 2006           - Completed 5,000 km 
Jul. 28, 2006           - To Honour the Marathon of Hope 5,373 km
Oct. 14, 2006           - Completed 6,000 km 
Feb.  4, 2007           - Completed 6,906 km 1,000 days walked
Feb. 16, 2007           - Completed 7,000 km
Mar. 30, 2007           - Completed 7,349 km   


What is your age and how fast do you walk?

I was born on July 23, 1939. The average speed is 5.4 Km per hour (8 months) and 5.2 in
the four winter months.

What are your goals?

I have two main goals: The first is to complete the Canada Walk by April 2007. Secondly, if
100 people pledge 1 penny per Km. the walk would generate $1 per Km. I am hopeful we will
get 500 generous people to contribute to the Heart & Stroke Fund.

Are you still walking two four kilometer walks?

In April 2006 I started walking one eight Km. walk per day instead of two fours.
In December 2006 and for the rest of the walk it will be one 6 Km walk and one 2 Km walk daily.

Harry on the Influence of Terry Fox:
What an inspiration !! I think of him every time I walk. His achievements made him the first and
only Canadian to appear on a Canadian coin, the 2005 Loonie.
Harry Heydon

Click here for The Shield article Nov. 18, 2005 by Bill Freeman

Click here for The Community Press article Nov. 18, 2005 by Brian Schuette

Click here for The Independent article Nov. 23, 2005 by John Campbell

Click here to see some of the places Harry has been!!

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