Rick Hansen Relay stopping in Princeton

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay is making one of its last stops in Princeton on March 9 as part of a cross-country tour.

Members of the Doukhobor community join medal bearers while crossing the Brilliant Suspension Bridge in Castlegar

Members of the Doukhobor community join medal bearers while crossing the Brilliant Suspension Bridge in Castlegar

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay is making one of its last stops in Princeton on May 9 as part of a cross-country tour.

Hansen stopped in Princeton on his Man In Motion World Tour when he wheeled across Canada from Cape Spear, N.L. to Vancouver 25 years ago.

This year 7,000 people will follow in his tracks to continue the journey of making Canada more accessible and inclusive.

Princeton medal bearers will be welcomed at Veterans Square at 3 p.m. by local talent, a barbecue, a stagecoach and kid’s activities.

A map of the relay in Princeton shows it will start on Highway 3 just outside town, up Bridge Street, take a loop around Tapton Avenue, down Old Hedley Road and back down Bride Street.

The next day, the relay will travel down Vermilion Avenue onto Highway 3, onto Ridgewood Drive close to the Princeton Hospital and loop back down to Highway 3.

The relay team will be stopping in Cawston, Keremeos and Hedley before Princeton. One medal will be passed between 600 communities along the 12,000-kilometre relay route across Canada.

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