Rick Hansen Relay comes through Langley on Saturday
Several events take place Saturday to mark the arrival of the 25th anniversary Rick Hansen Relay team.
The Township is hosting events from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre before the relay comes through at 3 p.m. Family-oriented activities will promote awareness about accessibility.
As the relay medal bearers make their way through the City streets, the festivities will have already begun at Douglas Park Spirit Square, 20550 Douglas Cres. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. there will be a barbeque and free live entertainment as residents welcome the medal bearers to the stage to listen to their stories before seeing them off on the next leg of their commemorative journey.
“This is a significant milestone for Rick Hansen and the Foundation and the great work they do across the country on bringing awareness of spinal cord issues and research to all our communities,” said Mayor Peter Fassbender.
The 25th anniversary Rick Hansen Relay is a re-creation of the original Man in Motion tour, travelling 12,000 kilometres from Cape Spear, Nfld. and concluding in Vancouver on May 22.
The journey has engaged approximately 7,000 medal bearers, each of whom has made a difference in the lives of others, inspiring others to be positive contributors for a better world.