About Me

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Storytelling is my passion. I enjoy few things more than the opportunity to meet interesting people and share their stories.

My name is Martin Bauman. As a journalist, my work has been featured on-air in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, London, Waterloo Region, and overseas in Cardiff, Wales.

I graduated from the Media, Theory and Production – Broadcast Journalism program at Western University and Fanshawe College. In the past, I’ve had the opportunity to interview everyone from the Prime Minister, to NHL Hall of Famers, to Grammy Award-winners, and everyone in between.

I’m also passionate about mental health. In the summer of 2016, I cycled across Canada to raise funds for mental health initiatives across the country and in my home of Waterloo Region, and I continue to speak publicly about my mental health journey.

More: https://communityedition.ca/coast-to-coast-on-2-wheels/

14 responses to “About Me

  1. James Fitz-Morris

    Hi Martin,
    Congrats on taking this on – it’s really wonderful. I work for Minister Bardish Chagger and as we make our summer travel plans for her as was wondering if it might not be possible for you two to meet up on the road so she can cheer you on and lend her support. I see your route, but wondering if you have a rough itinerary? Obviously things will change – but wanted to see if we can’t coordinate something.
    All the best and thanks a lot.
    James Fitz-Morris

  2. Karl D. Mann

    Great to watch your video and follow your blog! Don’t know if timing will work out, but it could be fun to cycle out to to meet you as you come into Ottawa. Send email if you’re interested.

    • Hi Karl, I should be cycling into Ottawa on Friday (22nd). Let me know if it works for you to join!

      • Karl Mann

        I hope it will work.

        According to your map you intend to come down the 148 on the Quebec side. If that’s still your intent, I would meet you at Quyon. There’s a ferry there, and I’ll be coming up from my office in Kanata.

        Looking forward to it. Dale Weber initially mentioned your trip to us.

        Karl

      • Karl, I should mention: the map is a little misleading. Better to check canadabybicycle.com/day41 for the directions I’ll be following.

      • That makes it easy! Text 1-613-716-3037 when you’re at Arnprior. I’ll head up Dunrobin Rd towards Kinburn Rd, and see you wherever we meet. Any estimate of what time you’ll leave Arnprior? (I’ll work until I get your text)

      • Our destination today is Arnprior, so we’ll be leaving from there Friday morning. 8:30-9am is when we’d be leaving Arnprior on Friday.

  3. michael Tutton

    Can you please contact Michael Tutton at The Canadian Press 19024221129 for a possible interview on Thursday. Or email Michael.tutton@thecanadianpress.com. I’m in the Atlantic bureau and am putting together a story about various x-country treks. Thanks.

  4. Bev Skwernuik

    Hi Martin. Just happened upon your journey while researching a bit on Canadian Mental Health Association. I have ALWAYS wanted to do something similar to you…..cycling across Canada in support of mental health awareness. In fact, I am tempted to start planning the reverse journey to yours….for next summer. My efforts would take a bit more focus on the misdiagnosis and mistreatment of PTSD among our Canadian Veterans….because even though I am not a veteran myself….I prefer to take my thoughts and words of support….into ACTIONS. I have a love for cycling first and foremost, and like pretty much ALL CANADIANS, have witnessed the struggles and depths of mental and cognitive hardships and the lack of EFFECTIVE SUPPORTS that currently exist. This is a struggle that effects SO MANY PEOPLE from the individuals, to the family and friends, doctors and health care agencies, etc etc. The more awareness the better. Wouldn’t it be great to have people cycling back and forth across Canada every summer every year…to continue to share the stories…and to continue to show the LOVE AND SUPPORT that you mention is what really really matters. We can all help each other….and that is the missing link. I look forward to sharing more with you on my specific interests and what I have already done to support our troops. If we can obtain proper recognition and treatment options for our brave men and women, imagine how we can take these efforts and expand it to all of our Canadians!!!! Best of luck on the rest of your journey!!!!

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