Huffington Post: Agents of Change - 5 Captivating Souls Generating Positive Change. By Greg Archer 06.04.2015 Eight-thousand kilometers, eight countries, six months—on a bicyle? And all to mark the 75th anniversary of Polish exiles from the early 1940s? Now that’s something that is just begging for a closer look.
It's not something many people are inclined to celebrate — this year's 75th anniversary of Stalin's mass deportation of Poles to Siberia.
But two Yukoners are choosing to commemorate and honour those exiles this summer by retracing their journey, on bikes. Ewa Dembek and Lee Carruthers plan to cycle 8,000 kilometers from Warsaw, Poland to Iran.
One of those Polish exiles was Dembek's mother.
A Whitehorse cyclist is re-creating a tragic route her mother took during the Second World War. Ewa Dembek plans to cycle from Poland to Iran to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Stalin's plan to relocate tens of thousands of people from Poland to work camps in northern Russia. She and Lee Carruthers told Sandi Coleman more about it.