May 28th has been as proclaimed Rick Hansen Day in British Columbia.
The B.C Government made the announcement Monday.
“I’ve been working with the government 2-3 months on it and just about 3 weeks ago I found out that it was going to become a reality,” says Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett.
“It would be great one year we could have a celebration on May 28 in Williams Lake where his roots are.”
Barnett adds that Hansen has been an inspiration since he took his journey back in the ’80s.
“I remember April 7, 1987, when he came through 100 Mile I was Mayor and he dedicated the world’s largest cross-country skis at that time,” she says.
“It’s been a long journey for Rick. The inspiration, the foundation, the people that he’s helped, it was indeed an honor for me to request that this day is proclaimed.”
In addition to proclaiming May 28th as Rick Hansen Day, the B.C Government also proclaimed this week as the beginning of B.C.’s first AccessAbility Week.