After more than 2 months on the road, I returned home to Calgary last week, and have been doing a lot of reflecting the last few days.
I left Calgary on Monday, December 3 and returned home Wednesday, February 13 after more than 10 weeks on the road.
The goal of my trip was to speak in schools across Canada, visit with friends and family, spend Christmas back home, and grow my message of physical literacy, resiliency, and unplugging.
Cross Canada Get Unplugg’d Tour Summary:
- Distance Driven: 18,346 km
- Time Spent Driving: 241 hours
- Number of Countries: 2 (Canada & USA)
- Number of Provinces: 7
- Number of States: 4
- Number of Schools: 24
- Number of Students: 5,055
It was an intense trip professionally and personally. I got to see a lot of friends and family but had a lot of time on my own which can be both good and bad. Lots of time to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, music, and time to reflect, but also a lot of time alone which can also be tough not having a partner in crime or someone to keep you company.
I was able to speak at 24 of the 25 schools I booked as one had to be rescheduled due to weather so I was really happy about that. It’s always an unknown traveling in Canada in the winter so to have only one school postponed is really good.
Each school received a copy of The Davy Rule, a children’s book I created featuring my best friend and champion canine Davy Whippet.
Check out the highlight videos from each school, which I have combined in this Youtube playlist:
I’m looking forward to the next few weeks since I have some schools in the Calgary area so I’ll get some time at home to recharge, refresh, and start planning my next trip.
As a bonus, I was also able to do some special events including helping run some kids programs at various rec centres across Canada, connect with a few local ultimate leagues, and establish some connections that will help grow and support the sport of frisbee in Canada and the USA which I’m really excited for.
If you’re interested in having me speak at your school, youth group, organization, or event, please Contact Me.