Media interested in covering the show must request accreditation by May 4, 2012
VANCOUVER, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Rick Hansen Celebration 25, the concluding event of the Rick Hansen Foundation's 25th Anniversary, will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:30pm (PT) at the Pacific Coliseum. This two-hour all-ages event will honour remarkable Canadians, and will feature noted environmentalist, David Suzuki, Free The Children founder, Craig Kielburger, and Paralympic gold-medalist Lauren Woolstencroft. A number of award-winning Canadian artists will be performing, including: David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden, the Canadian Tenors, Marianas Trench, Johnny Reid and more.
Media are required to apply for accreditation before May 4, 2012 to gain entry. Only accredited journalists attending the show to cover for their respective outlet will be granted media accreditation. Please fill out the electronic accreditation form within the URL below, and your application will be submitted to John Gibson, Manager, Communications - 25th Anniversary:
PLEASE NOTE: Media accreditation will only be required for the Celebration 25 event, due to limited seating and positions. All other 25th Anniversary events in the Lower Mainland will not require media accreditation. Details of these events will be released in a separate media advisory.
About the Rick Hansen Foundation:
In 1987, following the Man In Motion World Tour (MIMWT), Rick established the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) to continue his quest for an accessible and inclusive society and a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI). Under Rick's leadership, RHF functions as a social innovator - finding collaborative solutions to challenges in the community and the resources necessary to implement those solutions. RHF has been successful in leveraging the original $26M raised during the MIMWT to more than $245M in support of people, programs and research in pursuit of a healthier and more inclusive world. As part of the 25th Anniversary campaign, the Rick Hansen Foundation has launched a national public fundraising campaign to support ongoing programs and initiatives. For ways to get involved, or to make a donation, please visit www.RickHansen.com.
For further information:
Rick Hansen Foundation
Rick Hansen Foundation