Media advisory - Canada's Man In Motion returns to Vancouver -- Rick Hansen Pursuing Dream to Find Cure for Spinal Cord Injury


Story Filed: Monday, June 10, 2002 12:30 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Jun 10, 2002 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --

VANCOUVER SCHEDULE, June 12 to June 15

Wednesday, June 12
12:30 - 2:00 pm BCIT - downtown campus Dr. Tong Louie Living Lab
7th floor, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
(corner of Seymour and Dunsmuir)
- Research/rehab facility tour of the Living
Lab (one of a kind in Canada).
- Remote Home Gateway Project: Adapted Palm PC
device to operate household devices and
appliances. Implication is wide-reaching,
including physical disabilities and elderly.
- WCB lift device site test area. In a
simulated bathroom, a device used to lift
individuals from wheelchair to bathtub is
being tested and improved.
- Accessible Point of Sale (Debit Card) Devices
for persons with disabilities
PHOTO OPS Rick Hansen, Dr. James Watzke, quadriplegics
Larry Boden and Stephanie Cadieux demonstrating lab
Thursday, June 13
11:30 - 2:30pm Get In Motion at UBC
Main Mall & Koerner Plaza, University of British
- Volunteer-organized fundraising and awareness
- Pledge to wheel, ride, cycle, walk.
- Wheelchair relay race between RCMP, Vancouver
Fire & Campus Security.
- Dunk tank, silent auction, wheelchair
basketball demo, and more.
Contact: Alex Bayne Ph: (604) 822-1839
E-mail: alexb(at)
Saturday, June 15
11:00am - 3:00pm Celebration of Motion
Ray-Cam Community Centre, 920 E. Hastings Street,
- Volunteer-organized family event.
- 12:00 pm - Parade In Motion - Ray-Cam
Community Centre to McLean Park with
decorated bikes, scooters, etc.
- Activities for all ages including Kick For
Rick (soccer), entertainment, food, prizes,
arts and crafts.
- Collect pledges. Everyone welcome.
Contact: (604) 257-6942
E-mail: linda--deciantis(at)
Schedule subject to change without notice.

Tour Schedule:
Toronto: May 21-25, Ottawa: May 25-29, Halifax: May 29-31, Vancouver:
June 12-19, Calgary: June 20-22, Winnipeg: June 22-24
Look for Rick Hansen Man In Motion Foundation reflective safety stickers, available for a minimum $2 donation at all Pharmasave and SportChek outlets across Canada.


CONTACT: For further information: Media Contacts: Sarah Sugiyama, (604) 822-0129,
cellular (604) 518-6674; Steve Tuckwood, (604) 822-2799, cellular
(604) 729-8731
News release via Canada NewsWire, Vancouver 604-669-7764

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