Rick Hansen Public Events Schedule – Manitoba/Yellowknife
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 Manitoba/Yellowknife 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:
Thursday, January 19, 2012 (Non-Relay Day)
- Winnipeg Jets Game - 7:30pm (CT) [Location: MTS Centre, 300 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB] - Rick Hansen to be recognized during the Winnipeg Jets game vs. the Buffalo Sabres.
Friday, January 20, 2012 (Day #150: Relay traveling Ste. Anne to Winnipeg; Winnipeg events)
- Lieutenant Governor Youth Leadership Program participation - 2:30pm (CT) [Location: Manitoba Legislative Buildings, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB]
- Rick Hansen will wheel in front of the Legislative Buildings along with Lieutenant Governor Philip S. Lee, His Hounour's daughter Maggie Lee Grant and 15 other youth from the Lieutenant Governor's Youth Experience Program. The Program works with Manitoba youth to improve their school performance, participate in community events and strive to reach their full potential
- End of Day Celebration: The Forks Market Plaza - 3:30pm (CT) [Location: 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB]
- Attending: Rick Hansen; His Worship Sam Katz, Mayor of Winnipeg; final Medal-Bearer; local band Hot Stone Road; sledge hockey demonstration
- NOTE: Rick Hansen will be available for interviews before and following the formal event
Saturday, January 21, 2012 (Day #151: Relay traveling Winnipeg to Headingley)
- Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre Visit - 9:50am (CT) [Location: Courtyard Café, 2nd Floor, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, 800 Sherbrooke Street, Winnipeg, MB]
- Rick Hansen to speak to patients and staff at the Rehabilitation Centre, which has received funding from the Rick Hansen Institute.
- Formal Event: 9:50am to 10:15am; Patient visits 10:30 to 11:00am
- Rick Hansen and Adam Topp, COO for the Health Science Centre, will be available for interviews.
- End of Day Celebration: Headingly Community Centre - 3:30pm (CT) [Location: 5353 Portage Avenue, Headingley, MB]
- Attending: Rick Hansen, Final Medal-Bearer Glenn Reimer (a member of the Headingley Fire Department who has raised over $80,000 to benefit children with disabilities via the Headingley Fire Department Run for Wishes)
- NOTE: Rick Hansen will be available for interviews following the event.
Monday, January 23, 2012 (Special events in Yellowknife, NT; Relay stands down in MB)
- School Presentation - 9:30am (MT) [Location: Weledeh Catholic School, 5023 46th Street, Yellowknife, NT]
- Rick Hansen to present his message of overcoming obstacles to students from numerous schools; Rick to then present Difference Maker Awards to a local students Pippa Kennedy (for her work with Ecole St. Patrick's inclusion group) and Mikelle Wile (for her work with students from Ecole Sir John Franklin which raised $21,000 to build three classrooms in Kenya)
- Cultural Visit to Dettah (Dene Community) - 1:15pm (MT) [Location: Dettah Community Centre]
- Following a blessing and prayer by a Community Elder, Rick Hansen will present to students, families and elders.
- Community Celebration - 6:00pm (MT) [Location: Yellowknife Multiplex Arena, 41 Kam Lake Road, Yellowknife, NT]
- Attending: Rick Hansen; George Tuccaro, Commissioner of the North West Territories; Gordan Van Tighem, Mayor of Yellowknife.
- Rick will then present a Difference Maker Award to David Hurley (for his work as Founding President of Habitat Humanity NWT)
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