Penticton artist trekking to Ottawa

Robin Edgar-Haworth dedicating his trip to missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

Robin Edgar-Haworth and his Australian shepherd Koda are walking across Canada

Robin Edgar-Haworth and his Australian shepherd Koda are walking across Canada

Anyone wandering the local highways over the last few days between Creston, Cranbrook and Fernie may notice a lone figure walking along the side of the road.

Accompanied by an Australian Shepherd and pushing a cart with a few belongings for the road, Robin Edgar-Haworth is walking across the country as he heads  to Ottawa.

On foot.

Edgar-Haworth, an aboriginal artist living in Penticton, began his trek earlier in the month and arrived in Cranbrook on Friday, April 24th.

While Edgar-Haworth has dedicated his walk to the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women, he is also mounting a campaign he’s christened ‘Right the Wrong’, which highlights a number of environmental, social and economic issues that are important to him.

His cart, a three-wheeled buggy, is stocked with food for the road, a sleeping bag and two personally significant items, he said.

“It’s for the women and it’s for all Canadians,” said Edgar-Haworth. “I’m carrying a sacred Eagle feather I’m carrying for all Native people and I’m also carrying a Canadian flag.”

Earlier in January, after fasting for a few days, Edgar-Haworth was moved by what he called ‘injustice’ wrought by political decisions in all areas of government, decided to undertake his trek with the goal of reaching Ottawa by the next federal election.

He’s averaging 20 kilometres a day, pushing and pulling his 150-pound cart up and down the hills, but when he hits the flatlands, he’s able to make much better time.

“The walk’s fine, my dog’s fine, we’re in good spirits. We’re picking up a lot of support along the way,” Edgar-Haworth said.

For more information about his Right the Wrong campaign, visit his website at


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past a mural in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
212 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health over the weekend

A total of 490 cases remain active; 15 in hospital

Incumbent MLA Tom Shypitka is contesting Kootenay East for the BC Liberals. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Shypitka named opposition critic for Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

The Kootenay East MLA has held the energy and mines portfolio since 2017

Item no 22, De-Kieviet Kindergarten class - Highlands, Starting Bid: $20
Christmas Village 2020 school auction items

The annual Christmas Village has gone virtual, here are the auction items from local schools

File Photo
Missing hunter found dead in South Country

A hunter was reported as overdue on Nov. 29, and was found deceased on Nov. 30 following an RCMP and SAR operation

(Black Press file photo)
RCMP seeking driver of burnt out car found on HaHa Creek Road

Cranbrook RCMP are looking for the driver of a vehicle that was found on fire Monday

The bids for the 2020 Christmas Village are open as of noon on Thursday, November 26. Please scroll through this album to see auction items available for bidding.
Christmas Village 2020 auction items

The Christmas Village has gone virtual, here are all the details

Fossil finds at Mt. Stephen. (Photo: Sarah Fuller/Parks Canada)
Extreme hiking, time travel and science converge in the Burgess Shale

Climb high in the alpine and trace your family tree back millions of years – to our ocean ancestors

Kettle bells sit aligned in an indoor fitness studio. (
1 COVID-19 case at a B.C. fitness studio leads to 104 more infections, 6 school exposures

According to case data released by Fraser Health, one case of the novel coronavirus carries a big impact

Vehicles drive past a display thanking essential workers in Burnaby, B.C. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
B.C. changing COVID-19 case reporting as virus spread continues

Manual counting takes more time, leads to errors

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Mask fundraiser helps make children’s wishes come true

From Black Press Media + BraveFace – adult, youth and kid masks support Make-A-Wish Foundation

Christy Jordan-Fenton is the co-author of the book Fatty Legs, which has been mentioned amid the controversy of an Abbotsford school assignment on residential schools.
Co-author of residential schools book condemns controversial Abbotsford class assignment

Children’s book mentioned amid controversy at W. A. Fraser Middle School

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick (right) moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals pick critics to take on Horgan’s NDP majority

Interim leader Shirley Bond takes seniors, long-term care

Most Read