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Schools to celebrate Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay

Three schools have been selected to celebrate the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. Students and staff from Deseronto Public, Quinte Secondary and Centennial Secondary and Trenton High are eager to host Hansen and his team on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

The following lists the Relay events connected to schools.

As the Relay passes through communities, students from area schools will line the route to cheer on runners and show their support for this historic event.

Twenty-five years to the date of his Man In Motion World Tour commencing its historic cross-Canada journey back to British Columbia, Canadian hero Rick Hansen is continuing his journey of making the world more accessible and inclusive.

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay [1] began on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador—the easternmost point in North America and approximately 15 kilometres southeast of St. John’s. The Relay will retrace the Canadian segment of the original tour, but this time one man in motion will be represented and celebrated by many in motion; engaging 7,000 participants from across Canada who have made their own difference in the lives of others.

Inspired by a deep-seated belief that anything is possible, Hansen’s ‘big dream’ took shape in the form of the Man In Motion World Tour. For 26 months he and his team wheeled more than 40,000 km through 34 countries, raising awareness of the potential of people with disabilities. The completion of this epic tour was a testament to willpower, physical prowess and the ability to lead a seemingly impossible campaign. It was the beginning of a life-long and selfless journey to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Building on a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishments, Hansen believes his best work is still in front of him; challenging us to dream extraordinary dreams, to focus attention on accessibility and to remind everyone that when we remove barriers, anything is possible.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]