The Right the Wrong trek to Ottawa by Penticton artist Robin Edgar Haworth is back on track.
Haworth and his dog Koda were booked on a July 17 WestJet flight out of Penticton Regional Airport to Calgary Alta. and are now Dinorwic, Ont.
“We’re going to be in Winnipeg Friday evening and be back on the road by Sunday. From there I have a ride arranged to about 30 K outside of Kenora, Ont. where I left off at,” said Haworth, who disappointingly had to return home earlier this month after some health issues surfaced. “We’re not going to leave this undone, I really want to finish this because I talked to so many people here and they say; ‘Oh I’m so sorry’ and I don’t want to hear that.”
At the time he stopped the journey, the pair had put 2,300 kilometres behind him and had about another 1,400 to go to reach his destination.
He originally set off from Penticton in the spring from the peach on the Okanagan Lake waterfront to the cheers of a number of supporters and well wishers.
The purpose of his walk is to talk to as many people along the way and government officials in the nation’s capital about the missing and murdered aboriginal women and other social issues he believes need to be corrected.
Haworth added the response he’s received from those he has spoken with has been entirely positive which he admitted was a bit of a surprise.
“But right now I’m, and I think Koda is too, just looking forward to getting back on the road and finishing what we started,” he said.