Two Canadian sisters are traveling across the northern country to raise money for an animal based charity. The two sisters, Katie and Jewel Keca, are both from Ontario and made plans in 2016 to embark on a horseback trip across the country.
Both sisters said that they were 9-years old when they dreamed of being the first women to ride their hoses across Canada. They both say that it was a dream that they could only do together. Although Canada is one of the largest countries in the world, the two sisters were up for the challenge.
The Keca sisters decided that they wanted to raise money and awareness for the charity Lions Foundation of Canada for Dog Guides. Their interests have been centered around raising awareness and money for the charity, which provides dog guides for Canadian citizens born with physical and mental disabilities.
Their trip embarked two years ago when Katie and Jewel left Ontario for Nova Scotia by horse. The sisters rode their horses, Ora and Phoenix, from Ontario to Sault Ste. Marie, before stopping for a year to rest. After a year passed by, they decided to hit the road again and make their way toward the east coast of Canada.
Currently, the Keca sisters are completing their journey by horse across Canada, and they won’t stop until they reach the Atlantic Ocean. The two sisters say that all the people they have met on their journey have inspired them to continue to raise money through their journey. Katie and Jewel hope that their story has inspired young women to reach for their dreams, even if they seem unachievable. You can follow their story on their Facebook page, Instagram, and YouTube accounts that post daily updates on their horseback travels.