Sicamous a stop on relay recreating Rick Hansen’s historic Man In Motion tour

Photos, stories wanted from Rick Hansen's original Man In Motion stop in Sicamous.

The 25th Anniversary of the Man in Motion tour is being celebrated with a  relay following the Canadian leg of Rick Hansen’s amazing journey around the world to raise awareness of, and  funding for spinal cord injury research.

The relay, which kicked-off in Newfoundland in August, 2011, spans 12,000 kilometres, through 600 communities.  On April 7, the relay makes its way to Sicamous where an end-of-day celebration will occur.  On April 10, the relay carries on to Malakwa and Revelstoke.

A special relay medal will be carried by more than 7,000 relay participants. Those undertaking the Sicamous leg of the relay are already being selected, and event planning is underway. The Eagle Valley News will provide event coverage and keep the community informed of what’s going on, where and when.

“Recreating the Canadian portion of the Man In Motion World Tour and visiting hundreds of communities from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia, the Relay will feature thousands of Relay Medal-Bearers donning the 25th Anniversary Relay Medal, a powerful symbol of hope,” writes Hansen. “While our route plans will respect the original Man In Motion World Tour’s dates and communities, highlighting the progress made over the past 25 years, one of our goals will be to tell the story of everyday Canadian heroes who are making a difference in their communities, their country and the world.”

To help celebrate this historic event, the News is asking residents to dig through their photo archives for pictures from Hansen’s visit to the community during the original Man In Motion tour. We would also love to hear from anyone with stories to share about the visit. These will be published in a future edition of the paper, and on the News website.

 

Watch the News for further details as they become available.

 

 

Just Posted

Video: Sicamous Museum gifted with model of historic CP Rail hotel

Calgary family with ties to the area commissioned intricate model for museum

Crash disrupts Highway 1 traffic west of Chase

Reports indicate crash took place near Planter Road intersection

Firefighters respond to bus fire on Highway 1

Smoke in coach bus reported to have been caused by overheating, driver and passengers safe

Update: Washed out South Okanagan road temporarily closed for assessment

A portion of Eastside Road, south of Penticton, appears to be crumbling into Skaha Lake

Caravan Farm Theatre holds outlaw themed fundraiser

Caravan Farm Theatre hosts its western outlaw themed fundraiser, Hands Up! June 1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Our history in pictures: Early four-way stop in Salmon Arm

This photo was taken at the four-way stop where Wharf Road intersects… Continue reading

Column: Parallel parking surveys and precedent

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

Woman in hospital after being thrown off horse

She was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital from Okanagan Falls

Okanagan art gallery releases their theme

Fine arts painting will be the point of focus for this year’s event

South Okanagan search and rescue help injured climber

Search and rescue called on the assistance of a helicopter to help retrieve an injured hiker

Okanagan nature centre fundraiser goes western

Allan Brook’s Nature Centre Wine and Wild West Fundraiser is on July 6

Most Read