On August 24, 2011, Rick Hansen launched the 25th Anniversary Relay in Cape Spear – 25 years to the date of his Man In Motion World Tour commencing its cross-Canada journey.
This time, the Rick Hansen Relay will see 7,000 participants from across Canada who have made a difference in their own communities and in the lives of others, walk, wheel or run in the nine-month, 12,000 km relay that retraces the route of Rick’s original tour through over 600 communities.
Rick will be present in a number of major cities and surrounding communities over the next nine months, but his real vision is to have the stories of these local difference makers become the legacy of this national endeavour.
The relay will make its way through Rossland on April 25 and with a number of local difference makers carrying the Rick Hansen Medal – designed by the Royal Canadian Mint – from participant to participant as the Relay makes its way across the country.
Unfortunately, Hansen himself will not be present at the events in Rossland.