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Rick Hansen in Winnipeg for Cross-Country Relay

January 19, 2012 7:35 AM | News

Rick Hansen (WIKIPEDIA)

Canadian Paralympian and activist Rick Hansen will be in Winnipeg today, where he’ll begin a three-day visit in the city to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his Man in Motion World Tour.

Hansen, 54, will be honoured at tonight’s Winnipeg Jets vs. Buffalo Sabres game at MTS Centre prior to puck drop.

On Friday (Day #150 of the anniversary relay), Hansen will wheel in front of the Manitoba Legislature at 2:30 p.m. along with Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee and his daughter, Maggie Lee Grant, as well as 15 other youth from the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Experience Program. The program works with Manitoba youth to improve their school performance, participate in community events and strive to reach their full potential. At 3:30 p.m., Hansen will be at The Forks to join Mayor Sam Katz in a game of sledge hockey. Local band Hot Stone will also perform.

On Saturday, Hansen will be at the Health Sciences Centre in the morning before travelling to Headingley to join medal-bearer Glenn Reimer — a member of the Headingley Fire Department who has raised more than $80,000 to benefit children with disabilities.

To see a full relay map, visit RickHansenRelay.com.