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Wow! I cannot believe how quickly this day came. Today we traveled a mere 113km (63.3km by car) from Vancouver to Victoria. I suppose you can call this a re-positioning drive for the big kickoff to Day 1. As you can see in the photos, we both decided to wear blue polo shirts. Trust me, this was merely a crazy coincidence since it’s hard enough for the two of to coordinate with each other! Case in point, Mark snuck off to take some nice shots from the ferry and 30 minutes later, the announcement came for drivers to return to their vehicles, but I couldn’t find him and the phone reception was out. I ended up going to the Chieftain cabin to track him down! Fortunately, I did manage to call him once we were docked and thankfully didn’t have to keep anyone waiting. A bit of drama already and we are not even through Day 1, let alone another 22 more days!

Packing Day…

Only one more day left before my lil’ bro, Mark, and I embark on our Drive. Here is a photo of the car that we are renting for the trek.

(Alex feeling great in a 2017 Ford Taurus Limited)

Although not in the pic above, we will be capturing some footage from the roads with a dash cam. Below is a screenshot from the other day when testing it out at night.

(Dash cam shot taken at 8:30pm)

Thank you for your viewership and taking the time to support us as we drive off to visit all the Ronald McDonald House chapters across Canada while raising funds to help keep families close.

The Ronald McDonald House Drive Across Canada Starts in 4 Months

Our journey across Canada on her 150th anniversary will span over 23 days, beginning in Victoria, British Columbia on August 18, 2017, and concluding in St. John’s, Newfoundland on September 9, 2017. We will be driving about 10,000 kilometres (6,214 miles) from coast-to-coast, visiting all 15 Ronald McDonald Houses and 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, to raise funds for the benefit of families supporting sick children at Ronald McDonald House.

I am making a personal pledge to donate $1 for every kilometre traveled during this journey. You are invited to follow us on our blog where we will share updates and stories on each day of our drive. Please consider making a donation by clicking on the image below which will take you to our fundraiser page and tax receipts are eligible for donations over $15. Thank you for your kind support.