REPORTING · 4th April 2012
On March 19th and 22nd, the 25th Anniversary Relay commemorating the Man in Motion world tour carried out by Rick Hansen was in Prince George, BC. During the relay, Kitimat Resident Chuck Taylor was given the honour of carrying the Relay Medal.
“It was pretty cool, I did the Rick Hansen Run in Prince George,” said Taylor. “I got a phone call from them and they asked me if I was willing to do it.”
Each individual submitted a story about what they do. Taylor works as a mentor with amputees. He talks with people who are going in for their operations, answers their questions and, if he does not have answer, he gets them their answer.
Taylor received the opportunity to carry the medal for 250 metres. He stayed with the procession for 2 Kilometres. Each person who carried the medal received a replica of it.
He also brought a letter for Rick Hansen inviting him to the community during the summer. The letter came from the District of Kitimat.