The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 to Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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 will continue his journey of making the world more accessible and inclusive with the announcement of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.
Beginning on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador - the easternmost point in North America and approximately 15 kilometres south-east of St. John's - the 25th Anniversary 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.
The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will travel through more than 600 communities as it makes its nine-month, 12,000-kilometre journey across Canada before concluding in Vancouver on May 22, 2012.
Click here for a list of Communities (including Summerland, Trout Creek, Penticton, Okanagan Falls, Oliver & Osoyoos).
The average Relay distance covered in a day will range from 40 to 80 kilometres. In populated areas, Medal-Bearers will carry the Rick Hansen Medal using a variety of modes of movement, with each Medal-Bearer covering an average distance of 250 metres. In less populated areas, and to cover longer distances between communities, the Rick Hansen Medal will be carried by a Medal-Bearer in "Endurance Mode." Finally, in an effort to showcase Canada's innovation in transportation, accessibility and sustainability, extraordinary transportation modes will be utilized - ranging from hand-cycle, snowmobile, adaptive rowing and a variety of other forms.
For all the information visit: www.RickHansenRelay.com