Robert Gagnon is a man on a mission. The 44-year-old B.C. corrections officer and Canadian veteran began his Walk to Raise Awareness for Veterans and First Responders with PTSD in Prince George on June 28, and will end his walk on the front steps of the B.C. Legislature in Victoria tomorrow, Friday July 21.
Robert's estimated arrival at the Legislature is 3:00 p.m. We encourage BCGEU members in the Victoria area to join us in greeting Robert as he ends his journey. BCGEU members will be there from 2:30 onwards as we wait for Robert to arrive.
A worthy cause
Robert – a long-time BCGEU member – lives with the effects of PTSD from his time serving in Canada's military. His walk to Victoria has two purposes – to act as a personal healing journey; and to raise public awareness and support for veterans and first responders who suffer from the disorder.
Robert has been covering more than 30 km per day on his walk, through communities like Quesnel, Lytton, Boston Bar, Hope, Agassiz, Mission and Maple Ridge.
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