Rick Hansen


In 1987, Rick Hansen wheeled through 34 countries in 26 months to raise awareness for people with disabilities. His inspiration continues today. In fact, the US$26 million raised during his original tour has grown to US$245 million in direct investments. Those funds have produced accomplishments ranging from the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre to a foundation, web-based accessibility ratings map, school program and more that are named for Rick. In May 2012, the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay finished retracing the Canadian segment of his original tour—this time with the participation of 7,000 people inspired by Rick’s determination to see a healthier and more inclusive world.

Rick will be the keynote speaker during the Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, June 27. See details about all ticketed eventsBook your ticket online.