Rick Hansen

Paralympian

“Talk about your hopes, your dreams, your fears, your concerns, the things you’re proud of, the funny moments, the challenging ones – get in motion and be a difference maker. Be a Canadian. September 10th on Canada In A Day.”

Rick Hansen is a Canadian icon who has dedicated his life to creating a world that is accessible and inclusive for all. Best known as the “Man In Motion” for undertaking an epic two-year circumnavigation around the world in his wheelchair, Rick is also a four-time world champion, nine-time Pan Am gold medalist, and three-time Paralympic gold medalist. Now the CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, an organization committed to creating a world without barriers for people with disabilities, Rick and his team work hard to change attitudes, create accessible spaces and liberate the amazing potential of people with disabilities. Rick and his wife Amanda live in Steveston, BC, and have three beautiful daughters, Rebecca, Alana and Emma.