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

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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
projects.
Thursday, June 13
11:30 - 2:30pm Get In Motion at UBC
Main Mall & Koerner Plaza, University of British
Columbia
- Volunteer-organized fundraising and awareness
event.
- 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)exchange.ubc.ca
Saturday, June 15
11:00am - 3:00pm Celebration of Motion
Ray-Cam Community Centre, 920 E. Hastings Street,
Vancouver
- 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)city.vancouver.bc.ca
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.

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CONTACT: For further information: Media Contacts: Sarah Sugiyama, (604) 822-0129,
cellular (604) 518-6674; Steve Tuckwood, (604) 822-2799, cellular
(604) 729-8731
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