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Rick Hansen Public Events Schedule - Saskatchewan

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 9:16 PMCategory: Saskatchewan

As the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay makes its way across the country, recognizing local difference makers and engaging over 600 communities along the way, the Rick Hansen Foundation team will provide updates as to when Rick Hansen is expected to be out on the road. Below you can find the public events surrounding the Relay's visit to Regina/Saskatoon and where Rick is expected to attend. Please note: all of the information and times are confirmed to our best knowledge, but may ultimately be subject to change.

There will also be instances where Rick may be able to attend a community stop or join Medal-Bearers on their segment of the Relay at the last minute. This information will be communicated via our Twitter accounts: @RickHansenFDN and for media covering the Relay, @RHRelayMedia Rick Hansen is expected at the following Relay events and stops:

Saturday, February 4, 2012 (Day #165: Relay travelling Indian Head to Regina; Regina events)

  • End of Day Celebration: City Square Plaza - 1:30pm (CT) [Location: 12th Avenue & Cornwall Street, adjacent to Victoria Park, Regina, SK]
  • Attending: Rick Hansen; the Honourable Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan; Councillor Mike O'Donnell, City of Regina; final Medal-Bearer Marlene Hoce (Prairie Rep and Regional Co-Chair for the National Council of Federal Employees with Disabilities; Board Member with Canadian Paraplegic Association; involved with the Mayor's Task Force on Access)
  • 1:30pm: Centre for Excellence skate demonstrations on outdoor skating rink
  • 2:00pm: ROAR Performance (traditional African drumming from students of Douglas Park Lions)
  • 2:00pm: Public skate and skating lessons
  • 2:30pm: Arrival of Rick Hansen
  • 3:00pm: Arrival of the Rick Hansen Relay and final Medal-Bearer
  • Regina Pats Hockey Game - 7:00 pm (CT) [Location: Brandt Centre - Link Arena (West End), 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK]
  • Rick Hansen to drop the ceremonial puck prior to the start of the game

Monday, February 6, 2012 (Non-Relay Day; Regina events)

  • Wascana Rehabilitation Hospital - 9:30am (CT) [Location: 2180-23rd Avenue, Regina, SK]
  • Rick Hansen to meet with patients and visit the centre. Following patient visits Hansen will be speaking at the Canadian Paraplegic Association's (Saskatchewan Chapter) Peer Event in the foyer of the Rehabilitation Centre
  • University of Regina speaking engagement - 3:00pm (CT) [Location: 3737 Wascana Parkway - Centre for Kinesiology Health and Sport, Main Gym]
  • 3:00pm: Rick Hansen to present to students and faculty, followed by a brief Q&A
  • 4:00pm: Rick Hansen to meet with Craig Chamberlain, Dean of Kinesiology, and students from the adaptive sport program to discuss accessibility and advancement in sport

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 (Non-Realy Day; Saskatoon events)

  • Bethlehem Catholic High School - 10:45am (CT) [Location: 110 Bowlt Crescent, Saskatoon, SK]
  • Rick Hansen to present his story of overcoming adversity and setting goals to students from Bethlehem Catholic School and Tommy Douglas Collegiate. Following the presentation, Hansen will recognize one student from each school for their community work by presenting them with a Difference Maker Award
  • Saskatoon City Hospital - 1:30pm (CT) [Location: Hospital cafeteria. 701 Queen Street, Saskatoon, SK]
  • Rick Hansen to visit Saskatoon City Hospital, which is part of the Rick Hansen Institute's Global Spinal Cord Injury Registry
  • 1:30pm: Tour of Rehab Centre with Arlene Brandt, Clinical Coordinator; patient visits
  • 2:30pm: Presentation and photo opportunities

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