Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Town's Accessibility Advisory Committee gets in motion with first-ever Wheels in Motion
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 12 Apr 2006, p. 26

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A team of volunteers in Halton Hills is preparing to organize the Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion event and needs your help. The event will take place for the first time in Halton Hills at the Gellert Community Centre on Sunday, June 11 at 9 a.m. "Our goal is to bring our community together, to have fun and meet new people while making a difference in the lives of men, women and children with physical disabilities," said Bill Leslie, chair of the event committee for Halton Hills, and member of the Town's Accessibility Advisory Committee. He is looking for more volunteers to help organize the event here. Wheels in Motion will be taking place in every province and territory in across Canada. People of all ages and abilities are invited to bring their family, friends and neighbours to wheel, walk or run to raise funds and awareness of people with physical disabilities. "We're all inspired by Rick Hansen's courage and determination. He wheeled around the world for over two years to raise awareness of the potential of people who are physically disabled," said Leslie. "The spirit of that journey continues today through our local Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion event." Since the event's commencement in 2003, more than $3.6 million has been raised to help make a difference in the lives of people living with a physical disability. Eighty cents of every dollar raised from Wheels in Motion goes towards improving the quality of life of the physically challenged in communities across Canada. These funds have helped to support and enrich the lives of these people in areas of education and skills development, sport and leisure, assistive devices, accessibility, awareness and peer support programs. For event information contact Bill Leslie at 905-873-3375 or e-mail wleslie3@cogeco.ca.

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Town's Accessibility Advisory Committee gets in motion with first-ever Wheels in Motion