Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rick Hansen Commemorative Relay

I had a very interesting experience recently volunteering with this relay. The concept of the relay is to focus on accessibility and inclusiveness in communities. The other focus is to look for difference makers in the community. I was involved in the testy event day that simulated day 271 (?) through White Rock Ladner & Richmond. I was what they are considering an endurance member that will be responsible for transporting the medal for longer distances through the less populated areas where there will be no regular medal bearers.

I was able to ride 30 - 40 kilometres altogether. I hope to join the relay for a couple of weeks when it reaches BC in March of 2012. They are starting ion New Foundland on August 24th and starting across Canada. It is a great opportunity for communities to come together to support community inclusion and to recognize various difference makers. It was a great experience and coming to a community near you soon.

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