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  • January 14, 2012 at 3:40 am #6496

    Lelainia
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    So I don’t know if those of you in Canada are aware, but 2011/2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion tour. To celebrate, there is a 25th anniversary relay that is running across Canada right now. It started in the Maritimes and has been moving westward. Today was the last day in Ontario. There is a special medal to commemorate the anniversary, that is being passed, much like an Olympic torch as it crosses our country. The Rick Hansen Foundation has been selecting Canadians who make a difference in their communities to take part in the relay.

    More info about it is here: http://www.rickhansenrelay.com/en/about-the-relay.aspx

    Anyway, the point of telling you all this is that I got an email on Wednesday night saying that I have been selected as a Difference Maker and will be carrying the medal in my community in BC in late May! I am deeply honoured to be chosen for this once in a lifetime opportunity and *SO* excited because I admire Rick Hansen so much and have wanted to meet him for a very long time. Now I will finally have the chance!

    Anyway, I wanted to share this with you all. I will be walking, not running-I think if I ran, I’d land flat on my face. (You know how that goes!) Hopefully one of my friends who is talented with a camera will be able to attend, so I’ll have some photos to share when it’s all said and done.

    January 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm #7002

    KaylaS
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    OM Goodness! congrats on that, i wish i could see that, i don’t even know when its coming to my city in BC

    January 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm #7003

    Lelainia
    Participant

    Thanks! If you go to the website and click on “Celebration communities” it tells you where and when. I believe it reaches BC in March and will finish up in the Lower Mainland in May.

    January 17, 2012 at 12:05 am #7004

    Trina
    Participant

    Great news, Lelainia! Congrats!!

    January 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm #7005

    dancin
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    congrats :)

    January 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm #7006

    Footsteps
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    Congratulations! That is awesome news! So exciting for you! and I totally want to see pics!

    January 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm #7007

    Tracey
    Participant

    Congrats, pictures would be great!

    January 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm #7008

    Lelainia
    Participant

    Thanks everyone! I will report back after it happens. (Late May.)

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