It has been a while since I've updated this site. I've been doing a lot of thinking about what I learned and who I met on my journey and I've been working hard putting together presentations for various groups who have wanted to hear about my experience. For my more recent presentations I've included a little summary video which is basically a collection of clips from various points in my trip. As a bit of guide, the first 30 seconds or so are from the beginning of the ride through the community of Yale, BC and up the Fraser Canyon along the TransCanada Highway. At about the half minute mark I show about 10 seconds of the beginning of the Dempster Highway and then there are clips from along the Dempster up to just past the two minute mark. From two minutes in to almost the four minute mark I am riding through a placer gold mining claim along Quartz Creek south east of Dawson City followed by about 40 seconds of riding along the North Canol Road. The last 30 seconds of the video have me riding south bound along the TransCanada highway entering the Thompson Canyon just south of Cache Creek BC. There is no sound track, just images.
Over the next while I will add a few more clips and also write a bit more about some of my learnings on the trip.
I'm Doug Janzen, just over half a century old, married for more than half my life and have two wonderful and beautiful teenage daughters. I've seen the devastating impact of mental illness (depression in particular) and want people to talk about these things....its an illness and nobody's fault. Lets talk about and see if we can deal with it in a helpful productive way.