Media Advisory - The 6th annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion event comes to Toronto this Sunday, June 8th!

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     People of all ages and abilities come together to raise funds
              for solutions that improve the quality of life of people with
              spinal cord injury at Toronto's 6th annual Rick Hansen Wheels
              In Motion, presented by Scotiabank.

              Scotiabank Wheelchair Challenge:
              Local teams will compete in a series of demanding activities
              designed to foster a better understanding of what it is like to
              navigate through life in a wheelchair. Competitors will race
              against the clock through an obstacle course and test their
              dexterity, wheelchair hockey skills, and painting abilities in
              a fun and challenging experience.

    WHO:      Joe Brandt, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Toronto Region
              David J. Hederson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial
              Officer of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited
              Maureen Shaughnessey Kitts, Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion Event
              Rich Vander Wal, Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador

    WHERE:    Polson Pier

    WHEN:     Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:30 am

    WHY:      "A spinal cord injury can happen in a moment, but it changes
              lives forever," says Bill Crook, Executive Director of
              Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion. "By donating and participating in
              their local Wheels In Motion event, people are helping to
              create solutions for people with a spinal cord injury in their
              own community."

For further information:

For further information: Local contact: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank
Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203,; For
Information on the Rick Hansen Foundation please contact: Cara Johnson, PR &
Media, Direct: (604) 709-6574, Toll-free: 1-800-213-2131,

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