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Wednesday, 21 September 2011 16:26

Swift Current to select Community Medal-Bearer for Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay

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The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will arrive in Swift Current on February 13, 2012.  “One of the most exciting benefits of hosting an End of Day Celebration for the Relay is the opportunity for our community to recommend the Final Community Participant who will carry the Rick Hansen Medal into our celebration,” said Denise Barbier, Swift Current Celebration organizer.

Looking for Difference Makers
The Final Community Participants will be shining examples of ordinary people with extraordinary stories of determination, excellence and teamwork – people who make a difference in the community.  Barbier is confident that there are many difference makers in the community and is looking to the public to nominate individuals who should be honoured with the recognition of carrying the Rick Hansen Medal.  There is some urgency to the matter, as community selections must be submitted by October 19, 2011.

Medal-Bearer Selection Criteria
A potential Medal-Bearer should be an individual who is either:
- Creating a more inclusive world – by removing physical and social barriers to create more accessible communities.
- Leading and encouraging others to live a healthy and active lifestyle – through sport, injury prevention or involvement in medical research for new innovations.
- Contributing to the protection and sustainability of the environment.

Medal-Bearer Requirements
Medal-Bearers must:
Be at least 13 years of age as of August 24, 2011. There is no maximum age limit.
Have a valid email address
Have their own transportation to the assigned meeting point and from the finish of their Relay participation segment.
Be able to participate unaccompanied in the two to three hour Medal-Bearer experience.
Wear the Medal-Bearer uniform – created by Nike – provided by the Relay team for the duration of their experience.

Nomination Forms and Deadline
Nomination forms are available at:
Regier Honda
City Hall - Parks and Recreation Desk
Swift Current Library
Facebook “Swift Current, SK – Rick Hansen Relay” page. 

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