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Residents selected for Rick Hansen relay event

It’s a once in a lifetime experience for 29 local residents who will serve as medal bearers to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man in Motion World Tour when the anniversary relay reaches Salmon Arm April 4.

Although a few remaining spots have yet to be filled, the list of difference makers who will represent the community April 4 and 7 include: Hannah Baskill, Nora Kennett, Brian Ennis, Nicole Nadin, Patti Brock, Barry Dearing, Petronella Peach, Kate Hiscock, Silken Kleer, Teresa Mckerral, Amanda Jones, Cathy Evans, Donna Flatman, Linda Hlina, Chali Pattison, Wende Winn, Debi Podruzny, Anne Ram, Abby Vandermeulen, Tyler Stefanyk, Amy Witt, Marleen Maas, Malaya Wolff, Bert Revel, Debra McDonald, Marci Hyatt, Melanie Kohinsky, Dawn Hughes and Dee Lewis.

Wearing the Rick Hansen medal, each participant will walk, run or wheel about 250 metres before passing it on to the next medal bearer, and when this medal reaches its final destination in Vancouver this May, it will have passed through 600 communities, and have travelled across 12,000 kilometres. In 1987 Hansen travelled 40,000 kilometres around the world to raise money and awareness of spinal cord injury.

For information on the Salmon Arm relay route, visit www.rickhansenrelay.com.

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