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Posted: April 13, 2012

Plenty on slate as Kimberley welcomes Rick Hansen

As you may already know, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s historic Man in Motion World Tour. To mark this momentous occasion, the Rick Hansen Foundation has organized a cross-country relay to celebrate the spirit of the 25th anniversary and the amazing progress achieved since Man in Motion World Tour by recognizing the work of incredible difference makers across the country who have contributed to Rick Hansen’s dream of creating a more accessible, more inclusive and healthier world for all.

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay began on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and has retraced Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour route across Canada by moving from one Man in Motion to Many in Motion: 7,000 outstanding Canadians will walk, run or wheel along the Relay route until we conclude the Relay on May 22.

The Relay will be entering Kimberley on Saturday, April 14.  This relay day will conclude with an End of Day Celebration organized in concert with the Kimberley Rotary Club. We would like to extend to you the opportunity to attend this celebration. Specific event details can be found below.

Kimberley Rotary Club

Saturday – April 14, 2012

End of Day Celebration – Downtown Platzl – Kimberley Rotary Club.

Time:  1:30 – 4 p.m.

Hot dogs, cake, entertainment, PT the Clown (face painting and balloons). Free hot dogs for the first 150.

1:15 – 1:45 – Music by Laurel Ralston and Tim Plait

2 – 3 – Music by Sheiva   Van Redecopp and Sheila

2:45 – Celebration Cake

3 – 3:30 – Arrival of the Final Medal Bearer  – Presentations.

Sunday – April 15, 2012

Free Public Swim – Kimberley Aquatic Centre

Time:  5 – 7 p.m.

Monday –  April 16, 2011

Time: Departure:  Kimberley Platzl at 11:11 a.m. for Kimberley to Cranbrook leg.


Eli Ambrosio

Lisa Cox

Ann Fercho

Kristi Barraclough

Kent Goodwin

Kathleen Foreman

Lonnie Schick

Lyvonne Schick

Lisa Morello

Ta Hay THa

Annie Johnston


Paige Chorney

Jesse Ferguson

Wendy Moore

Craig Willisson

Rachel Turner-Willisson

Matthew Lawrence

Lynn Pommier

Jennifer Pommier

Brandy Hoglund

Participants for Marysville on April 16

Jeany Irvin

Graham Mann

Ally Murray

Abby Murray

Above image: City of Kimberley street sweeper makes a pass through The Platzl this morning, April 13, preparing the city centre for the arrival of the Rick Hansen Relay.

Courtesy Wendy Moore

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