The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay has been making its way across Canada for the last 250 days with over 7,000 Canadians participating as medal-bearers. The relay is currently in Kelowna and will wind up in Vancouver on May 22nd where the Rick Hansen Celebration 25 event will wrap up this accomplishment in style.
What: Rick Hansen Celebration 25
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:30pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online for $25 and all are welcome to this family-friendly event.
Who: David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden, Sean Jones, Marianas Trench, The Canadian Tenors, Shane Koyczan, David Suzuki, Craig Kielburger, Lauren Woolstencroft, and more.
The anniversary relay has retraced a segment of the original Man in Motion World Tour that Rick Hansen completed in 1987. From coast to coast, covering over 12,000km and stopping in over 600 communities, the anniversary relay continues to raise awareness for the Rick Hansen Foundation which has raised more than $250 million over the years to accelerate progress towards a cure for spinal cord injury, and a more accessible and inclusive world.