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Surrey Welcomes Rick Hansen Relay

Rick Hansen giving a young boy a medal.

May 17, 2012

Surrey, BC - The City of Surrey is hosting a free community event on Saturday May 19 to help welcome and support the Rick Hansen Many in Motion Relay Tour as it passes through the City.

The event will include crafts, face painting, performances from the Surrey Celebration Dance Team, games, disability sport demonstrations, community displays including the Surrey Fire Service and fire truck, as well as food and refreshments.

“Rick Hansen has helped make the world a more inclusive and accessible place to live. The City of Surrey is excited and proud that our residents will have an opportunity to participate in this historic relay to commemorate a remarkable journey made by an exceptional man,” says Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.

The official City of Surrey medal bearer participating in the relay is Stan Leyenhorst. For the past five years, Stan has been the Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador to Surrey, and has been actively involved in the organization and operation of the annual Wheels in Motion event in Surrey.

The Rick Hansen Many in Motion relay began on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador. 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. 7,000 people from across Canada, who have made their own difference in the lives of others, have participated in the relay.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Time: Noon – 3pm
(relay arrives at 2pm)

Location: Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
16555 Fraser Highway

For more information on the Many in Motion Relay visit www.rickhansenrelay.com (new.window)

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For more info:

Laurie Cavan
General Manager
Surrey Parks Recreation & Culture
604-598-5765

Tara Foslien
Senior Communications Specialist
Office of the Mayor
604-375-4584