Cross country fundraiser for support canines

On June 13, Michael Garant, a paraplegic for the past eight years made a brief stop in Keremeos on a cross Canada tour

Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer and Michael Garant

Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer and Michael Garant

On June 13, Michael Garant, a paraplegic for the past eight years made a brief stop in Keremeos on a cross Canada tour to raise funds and awareness for Mira Foundation, suppliers of specially trained dogs to help handicapped people.

Michael and his dog began their journey in  Port Coquitlam and are destined for Quebec City, a distance of 7,302 kilometres. Garant hopes to be finished in less than 90 days.

The cross country team stopped at Keremeos Village office where Mayor Bauer greeted them.

What makes Garant’s journey unique is the fact that he pedals using his arms on a recumbent style bicycle. Garant is being aided by a motorhome with three assistants who are following him on his journey.

He hopes to raise $150,000.