The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will be an exciting and
inspiring journey that begins on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, NL
and concludes in Vancouver, BC on May 22, 2012.
7,000 Medal-Bearers will pass the singular Rick Hansen Medal to
each other in 250 metre segments, as the Relay weaves its way
across the country. The Rick Hansen Medal - created by the Royal
Canadian Mint - is not only a symbol of its namesake and
Rick's inspiring story of courage and determination, but also
represents the potential in us all to make a difference in our
communities, our country and our world.
Those that have the honour of carrying the Rick Hansen Medal
will have demonstrated Rick's values of courage, determination and
teamwork. All of our Medal-Bearers will be Difference Makers.
- Must be at least 13 years of age on the date of entry (there is
no maximum age limit).
- Must be available for up to three hours to participate in the
Relay on the day they have been selected between the hours of 7:00
am and 6:00 pm.
- Have a valid email address in order to facilitate the selection
process and prepare for the Relay experience.
- Be able to travel a 250 metre segment in the community they
have selected to participate in.
The opportunity to carry the Rick Hansen Medal is a special
honour that is made even more memorable by the unique limited
edition items that each Medal-Bearer will receive.
Prior to their 250 metre segment each Medal-Bearer will receive an
official Rick Hansen Relay uniform created by Nike. This uniform is
only available for Medal-Bearers and will be an iconic piece of
this nationwide journey. Upon completing their 250 metre segment
each Medal-Bearer will also receive a commemorative medal produced
by the Royal Canadian Mint. This medal is symbol of appreciation
and recognition for our Difference Makers and encourages them to
continue their journey of positive change.
Canadian residents will have an opportunity to become a
Medal-Bearer in the Relay, through a national online public
contest, hosted exclusively through the official Relay website RickHansenRelay.com. In
consideration of the size and scope of the nine-month Relay, the
national online public contest will utilize four separate regional
Region 1 - Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec: contest
closing date June 1, 2011
Region 2 - Ontario: contest closing date August
Region 3 - Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan:
contest closing date October 26, 2011
Region 4 - British Columbia: contest closing date
December 28, 2011
A complete list of contest rules and regulations can be found in
the extended footer at the bottom of the Relay website.
Applicants will have an opportunity to share their own story of
how their determination, courage, leadership or teamwork has made,
or will make, a difference in their own community. Enter for your
chance to become a Medal-Bearer in the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary