Local nominees sought for Rick Hansen medal bearers

About 7,000 people are expected to take part in the relay, which visits Maple Ridge on May 16 and Pitt Meadows on May 17.

Nominations are being sought for two medal bearers to take part in the Rick Hansen 25th anniversary relay tour when in stops in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

About 7,000 people are expected to take part in the relay, which visits Maple Ridge on May 16 and Pitt Meadows on May 17.

A celebration is being planned for Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge, while a series of school visits and a lunch event are to take place in Pitt Meadows.

The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues will select two nominees,

Since its inception in 1996, the committee has acted as an advisor and advocate on accessibility issues for people with disabilities, and  in many ways reflects the original goals of the Rick Hansen relay.

The committee will also pick alternates for the medal bearers.

Nominee criteria: creating a more inclusive and accessible society; engaging youth to become catalysts for positive change; contributing to the protection and sustainability of the environment; encouraging others to live a healthy, active lifestyle; advancing research or health care for the betterment of others.

• Email nominations to turnbull27@shaw.ca by Dec. 18.