Markham, Ontario – Honda is providing a fleet of vehicles to support Rick Hansen’s 25th Anniversary Relay of his original Man In Motion Tour. The tour began in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and will include 7,000 relay participants across the country.
The Honda vehicles will transport relay participants and staff in the 12,000-kilometre, nine-month trek across Canada.
“The Relay simply would not be possible without Honda,” Rick Hansen said. “The fleet of Honda and Acura vehicles is critical to our operations as we journey through 600 communities across Canada. This journey is celebrating the strides we’ve taken in making the world more accessible and the future where anything is possible for people with mobility challenges.”
The tour, which started yesterday, runs until May 22, 2012. Guests at the Relay’s end-of-day celebrations in each community can enter a contest offered by Honda Canada and the Rick Hansen Foundation. Users are invited to submit their “mobility dream” through the iPad application available on-site for a chance to have that dream realized by way of a $20,000 donation from Honda to the Foundation.
For more information, visit Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay.