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Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay deadline

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The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will arrive in Swift Current on Feb. 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.


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. 

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.

Deadline for Nominations
All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

In person:  Forms may be dropped off at the Scotiabank (Swift Current branch)
By fax:  Send to 773-0164 Attn: Denise
By email:  Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information please contact Denise Barbier at 773-1920.

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