Jean Béliveau has finally reached Ottawa this weekend after walking around the world for almost eleven years.The fifty-six-year old Quebecer has walked across six continents and more than sixty-four countries. In total, he has walked for more than seventy-five thousand kilometres during those years.
His journey had started as an attempt to discover himself during a mid-life crisis, but along the way, it turned into a walk for peace and an attempt to increase awareness about young victims of violence.
Fifty-three pairs of shoes later, he is close to reaching his goal, but he admitted that there were times where he thought about giving up.
Béliveau only has two more weeks to go before he meets with his wife Lucy in Montreal, and before he ends his eleven-year walk around the globe.