The Swift Current Museum attracted around 25 people to the Lunch n' Learn yesterday featuring hiker and former deputy fire chief for the City of Swift Current, Peter L'heureux. 

The noon-hour event highlighted his adventure backpacking on the Great Divide Trail, a stretch of wild Canadian backcountry. 

L'heureux was thrilled to be asked to speak at the Lunch n' Learn and share one of his favourite experiences with community members. 

"We've got an amazing country, we've got some of the purest backcountry in the world," he said. "I think the government's done a great job of maintaining backcountry and I think people should go out and appreciate what we have to offer here." 

L'heureux made the 1,300-kilometer hike just last summer, taking him an astonishing 55 days. 

He notes that a highlight for him was gaining an appreciation for everything we have, especially regarding Canadian wilderness.

"Don't wait, get training, go out and do it," said L'heureux when asked what advice he might give to someone considering a similar adventure. "Pursue all the weird things that you want to do in your life, I think it's a great way to make experiences and enjoy life." 

The lunch was $10 while the talk was free to attend, anyone interested in the next Lunch n' Learn can check the City of Swift Current's website under divisions, then under community services.