Sheilagh Henry, drove through Portage la Prairie this week in her van while making a journey she calls The Wheels of Change. She explains she works in risk management and has seen incredibly unfortunate circumstances and tragedy and is taking time to look for positive stories of change and people making a difference.

We quite accidentally met her at the National Indigenous Residential School Museum and learned of her project. 

"We're in Manitoba right now, obviously, and we're going to Alaska where I'm dropping my mother off. She's 83, and she's tolerating this, and then I'm heading on with Finn (her Golden Labrador retriever) to Argentina."

So far, she notes she hasn't made any interviews for her website, but met many nice people who are doing great things in terms of travel. 

"If any stories come up that anyone can share of positive things that are going on in their community or with people, then we encourage them to get in touch with us."

She adds she and her mother absolutely love Portage la Prairie.  

"We came off the Highway by chance and both of us said we would live here. It's a beautiful, beautiful place. So, everybody should feel grateful who live here. We might join you in the future."

She learned the museum was open and was thrilled to meet the executive director and interview her and how they are making positive changes.

Her mother, Maureen McGarrity notes they're both from Brechin, Ontario, just south of Orillia near Lake Simcoe, and just came from New York.