The trip was a long one for the four travellers, but it came with numerous rewards, including claiming the title of winning the Ultimate Canadian Dream Job. After travelling 17,000 kilometres for five months across the Trans Canada Trail, Woods Canada’s four explorers–Melba Seto & Adam Kochanek and Magee Walker & Cedric Blanchette–made it back to Toronto late last month after an incredible adventure.
Starting out on opposite sides of the country–with Melba and Adam leaving from the east coast, while Magee and Cedric started on the west coast–the four met up in Toronto for a special camping night with media and bloggers to talk about all of the highlights of their unique trip. They swam, hiked, went horseback riding, and everything else you could imagine in Canada’s great outdoors.
For their hard work, each of the explorers walked away with a cheque for $20,000, all for sharing their story with Canadians, and showing off their love of the outdoors.
Originally the plan was to pick just one couple, but Wood Canada was so impressed with all of the entries that they ended up choosing four adventurers for the dream job.
The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of recreational trails, crossing through 1,000 communities from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island. Woods Canada hired the teams after receiving more than 3,800 online submissions for the job.
Naturally, the four travellers tested out Wood Canada products during their trip.
You can read travel stories by the adventurers, from their cross-Canada trip, which may give you inspiration for next year’s camping season, on the Woods.ca website, plus check out the hashtag #WoodsExplorer for more from their experiences.
The Ultimate Canadian Dream Job Ambassadors:
- Outdoor enthusiasts Cedric Schell and Magee Walker, both 28, reside in the mountains of Whistler, British Columbia. A bilingual freelance writer, Magee hosted her own popular web series and enjoys snowboarding, running and hiking in her spare time. A paramedic and firefighter, Cedric is an Eco Tour Operator and has undergone extensive emergency and medical training. The pair met on a blind date and look forward to visiting the High Rockies as they cross the country this summer.
- Avid climbers who met at their local gym, Melba Seto and Adam Kochanek from Calgary, Alberta, look forward to exploring all that Canada has to offer over the next five months. Both 30 years old, Adam is an electrician and a trained firefighter with extensive hiking, climbing and kayaking experience. Melba is a dental hygienist who is trained in ski patrol, EMT, survival instruction and scuba diving.
— Woods Canada (@woods_canada) October 20, 2015