The Right Road

Foreword by Bill Brady, member of the Order of Canada.

The Right Road is an adventure story, a story of courage and determination, the story of a dream and how to make it come true. What makes a 52-year-old man so committed to a dream that he would decide to try to walk across Canada?

In The Right Road you will read how he took the first steps of this 8,300-kilometre journey exactly 50 years from the day he arrived in Canada when he was two years old.

You will be caught up in a story of valour and perseverance. You will feel like you are on the road with John as each morning he sets out to conquer another 33 kilometres of highway. You will meet his team and learn how his dream became theirs. Like John, you will experience the natural and man-made wonders of Canada from coast-to-coast, along with scorching sun, blizzards, penetrating rain and loneliness. But you will also meet many of the thousands of Canadians he met along the road. The Right Road is their story, too, sometimes heart-warming, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny.


“John Davidson’s accomplishment will fill you with awe and The Right Road
is a primer for anyone who has a dream but doesn’t know how to make it reality
as he shares the precepts that guided him from beginning to end.
But most of all, it is the inspiring account of a father’s love.”

Bill Brady, London Ontario


“There is nothing about this memoir that isn’t wholly inspirational,
and reading it is a little like embarking on a personal Jesse’s Journey,
with all the blood, sweat, tears — not to mention amazing victories — along the way.
A triumph.”

Scene Magazine – London, Ontario

The Right Road by John Davidson

The Right Road
by John Davidson with Sharon Brennan
Non-Fiction-Published and distributed by Binea Press.
239 pages with 16 pages of photographs.

John Davidson, Keynote Speaker

John Davidson, Keynote Speaker


Professional Speaker, John Davidson



John Davidson, Keynote SpeakerThe book I wrote after crossing Canada on foot was drawn from the pages of the journal notes I kept at the end of each day.

Journaling is an excellent method of keeping track of your progress as you are fulfilling your promise.

I have managed to cling to something that has almost become a lost art. Some schools are dropping cursive writing and it’s being replaced by keyboards. I suppose this is considered progress. But I’m not so sure.

I find there is something unique happens in how the creative juices flow from your brain to the pen or pencil in your hand. The thought process that unfolds in creating your story emerges in a way that doesn’t always happen when a keyboard is involved. What seems to get sacrificed for speed is the feeling that goes with those words. The words you write by hand, just like a promise, are often more personal and very powerful.

Keeping a journal lets you reflect on the raw emotion of your words, written without the crutch of spell check. The words you write in ink draw you further into your own story, and let’s be honest here, everyone has a story waiting to be told.

When will you be starting on yours?

John Davidson