Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay - Day 188 - Calgary, Alberta

On February 27, 2012 I had the honour of being selected as a Difference Maker and be a medal-bearer for The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.

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.

Medal-Bearers:
Focusing on engaging Canadians to take up the challenge and become catalysts for positive change, the Relay will feature Medal-Bearers who will run, walk, wheel or bike and complete their segments through a variety of forms of movement for all abilities.

The Rick Hansen Medal:
In every province, Relay Medal-Bearers will pass along the singular Rick Hansen Medal - produced by the Royal Canadian Mint - as the Relay makes its way across the country. While Rick will be present at a number of cities and stops along the 25th Anniversary Relay, it will be these 7,000 Medal-Bearers who will complete this cross-Canada tour.

Further details on the relay can be found here.

Due to my involvement in interfaith activity in Calgary, I was selected in the following categories:

Championing Inclusivity: Creating a more inclusive and accessible society.
Empowering Youth: Engaging a new generation to become catalysts for positive change.

I was medal-bearer #064 for the day. My route was along Centre St. N as the relay continued from Calgary to Airdrie:

Receiving medal from medal-bearer #063

With my escort Josh

Enroute with the relay team

Handover to meadal-bearer #065