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25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay Events Lower Mainland

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Man in Motion Tour which circles Canada and the globe! Undertaken in 1985 to 1987 by Rick Hansen - paralyzed from the waist down after an accident - the tour was a 40,000 kilometer journey through 34 countries to raise awareness about the potential of people with disabilities, create accessible communities and to finding a cure for spinal injuries. Cheer on medal bearers and attend events across the Lower Mainland as the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay comes to an end after 273 days in Vancouver, British Columbia!

Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay and Events.MAPLE RIDGE | May 16, 2012 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Memorial Peace Park: 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge (map) | Free | Cheer on the relay and enjoy live music, displays and a brief ceremony as the medal arrives on the bandstand! | Website
PITT MEADOWS | May 17, 2012 | 11:45am - 1:15pm | Spirit Square: 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows (map) | Free | Live music and entertainment, a barbeque and other family friendly events will serve as a backdrop for the medal ceremony and relay as it makes its way through Pitt Meadows! | Website
PORT COQUITLAM | May 17, 2012 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Leigh Square: Shaughnessy Street at Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam (map) | Free | Cheer on the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay as it makes its way through Port Coquitlam and celebrate with music, entertainment, food, exhibits and a showing of the CBC biography "Never Give Up Your Dreams - The Life and Times of Rick Hansen". | Website
COQUITLAM | May 17, 2012 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Spirit Square: 3005 Burlington Drive, Coquitlam (map) | Free | Show your spirit for the "Many in Motion" anniversary tour by cheering on the medal bearers as they arrive at Spirit Square! Also enjoy live music, meet Ronald McDonald and join the fun by learning the medal bearers dance! | Website
BURNABY | May 18, 2012 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Free | The celebrations kick off with musical entertainment in the Village and at 5:00pm the final Medal-Bearer for the day will make a grand entrance into the museum to be welcomed with an official ceremony and will be presented with a Rick Hansen medal. Rick Hansen himself will be there! | Website
SURREY | May 19, 2012 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre: 16555 Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay and Events.Fraser Highway, Surrey (map) | Free | Celebrate the arrival of the Relay with live music, performances by the Surrey Celebration Dance Team, sport demos and activities, food vendors and much more! | Website
LANGLEY | May 19, 2012 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Langley Events Centre, East Parking Lot: 7888 - 200 Street, Langley (map) | Free | Enjoy a family friendly event and take part in a wheelchair obstacle course, try wheelchair curling, and participate in adapted Zumba, and recreation, culture and parks programs along with face painting and refreshments while cheering on the relay as it makes it way through Langley! | Website
WHITE ROCK | May 19, 2012 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | White Rock Community Centre: 15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock (map) | Free | Meet Rick Hansen at the End of Day celebration and cheer on the relay team as they arrive around 7:00pm. | Website
RICHMOND | May 20, 2012 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm | Richmond Olympic Oval Legacy Plaza: 6111 River Road at Hollybridge Way, Richmond (map) | Free | Help welcome the Rick Hansen Relay to Richmond with an End of Day celebration featuring amazing local culture and entertainment, displays and interactive demonstrations and arrival of the medal bearer at 5:00pm! | Website

RICK HANSEN CELEBRATION 25 | May 22, 2012 | 7:30pm | Pacific Coliseum: 100N Renfrew Street, Vancouver (map) | $25 - $95 [tickets] | Don't miss the conclusion to the 273 day 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour - an inspiring evening recognizing everyday heroes and featuring performances by Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan, David Foster, Marianas Trench and many more! | Website

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