TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download:
STORY SUMMARY: Rick Hansen wraps up his seven-day tour of Middle Eastern countries Jordan and Israel, as part of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary International Program, with a symbolic visit to Beit Halochem Tel Aviv, a centre that provides sport and related programs for persons with disabilities, specifically Israeli veterans and victims of terrorism. Rick spoke to the athletes and staff on accessibility and participated in some of the sport programs. The tour concluded with a special meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres followed by remarks at a war veteran race.
Video #8 Beit HaLochem Jerusalem Video:
On Sunday, December 5 Rick had the opportunity to tour Beit Halochem Tel Aviv, one of four centres in Israel that provide a place where an estimated 51,000 injured Israeli veterans, persons with disabilities and victims of terrorism can participate in sports and related activities suited to their individual disability.
00:00:00 - Beit HaLochem Tel Aviv Signage
00:13:20 - Rick speaking to Todd Heiblun, and employee of Beit HaLochem Tel Aviv
00:22:11 - Rick explaining and testing equipment in Beit HaLochem gym
01:24:28 - Miki Uzai, Beit HaLochem Sports Director, explaining how the accessible pool chair works
01:53:22 - Rick speaking to Canadian/Israeli wheelchair table tennis athlete Mehal Lavon
02:17:19 - Interview with Mehal Lavon on what it means to have Rick in Israel
02:33:01 - Wheelchair cha-cha dancers
02:57:07 - Rick plays wheelchair tennis with Mike Guy
04:07:16 - Rick speaks to Idan Kleiman, Beit HaLochem employee, on need for global collaboration on accessibility
04:24:06 - Wheelchair basketball coach Ariel Ottolenghi greets Rick, 25 years after he wheeled with Rick on the Man In Motion World Tour
00:00:01 - Rick Hansen greets Israeli President Shimon Peres at President Peres' official residence
00:01:07 - President Peres greets attendees at start of war veterans race
00:01:22 - Rick and President Peres pose for photos with participants
00:01:48 - Rick speaks at the start of the war veterans race
00:02:39 - President Peres waves flag to start the war veterans race
00:03:29 - Paul Hunt, Canadian Ambassador to Israel speaks about Rick Hansen's trip to Israel
00:04:10 - Rick Hansen interview
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