RANTA, Mike - Mike Ranta is a “Modern day Voyageur” who hails from the booming metropolis of Atikokan, Ontario! A professional solo canoeist since 2011, Mike has well over 4700km of solo paddling in a single season. Mike and his four-legged companion (Spitzi) are the recipients of Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s 2015 Expedition of the Year award. In 2016 Mike and Spitzi completed their second cross continental solo canoe expedition. When they arrived at Dominion Beach, Cape Breton after 200 days of paddling in honour veterans, they did what all professional paddlers do.... they planned their 2017 canoe adventure!