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Wednesday July 13th, 2011

Posted at 3:15pm

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Twenty-five years after his Man In Motion World Tour, Rick Hansen is looking for residents of the City of Windsor to help cover the 12,000 kilometre trek across Canada for his 25th Anniversary Relay, which will re-create the Canadian-portion of his original tour.

The contest for Ontario closes on August 3rd, 2011.

7,000 participants from across Canada, who have made their own difference in the lives of others, will walk, wheel or run in the Rick Hansen Relay when it begins on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador. The tour concludes on May 22, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Day 90 of the Rick Hansen Relay will make its way into Windsor on November 21st.

The Rick Hansen Foundation is looking for individuals who are creating a more accessible and inclusive world, youth-leaders who are encouraging their generation to embrace positive change, persons who are protecting the environment or any Canadian who is seeking ways to improve the lives of others.

Canadians can enter to win a spot for themselves or nominate a worthy individual to participate in the relay as a medal-bearer.

“The City of Windsor applauds the ongoing efforts and infectious spirit of Rick Hansen, as 25 years later he is still committed to a more accessible and inclusive world. We are pleased to be part of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay and I encourage all residents to enter the public contest or be part of the crowd in November to show our support for this significant milestone and journey through Windsor,” said Eddie Francis, Mayor of the City of Windsor.

For more information and to nominate someone visit the Rick Hansen website.

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