Celebrating 25 Years of Collaboration Towards a Healthy and Inclusive World
VANCOUVER, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Board of Trade and the Rick Hansen Foundation today announced Rick Hansen, Co-chair of the Rick Hansen Foundation, will speak at a Board of Trade luncheon on February 16, 2012 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.
Twenty-five years ago, Rick Hansen wheeled through 34 countries in 26 months on his Man In Motion World Tour to raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities and funds for spinal cord injury research. His presentation to the Board of Trade will share two and half decades of stories about drive and determination, successes in the world of science discovery and collaboration, and initiatives of the 25th Anniversary.
|Date:||Thursday, February 16, 2012|
|Time:||Registration: 11:45 a.m. Lunch & Program: 12:15 - 2 p.m.|
|Location:||The Fairmont Pacific Rim - Star Sapphire Ballroom 1038 Canada Place|
|Tickets:||Members: Individuals: $69 + HST Table of 8 $662 + HST|
|Future Members: Individuals: $96 + HST Table of 8 $921 + HST|
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About the Rick Hansen Foundation and the 25th Anniversary Relay: 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 launched the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay, which is retracing the Canadian segment of the original Man In Motion World Tour, traveling 12,000kms through 600 communities, concluding in Vancouver on May 22, 2012.
About The Vancouver Board of Trade: For 125 years, The Vancouver Board of Trade has helped businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper. As the city's official chamber of commerce, The Board's mission is to work in the enlightened interest of its 5,200 members to promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel. The Vancouver Board of the trade is the largest business organization of its kind in Western Canada, and provides invaluable research and policy advice to governments at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
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