This past summer Whistler hosted the fourth annual Rick Hansen
Wheels In Motion fundraiser, one of many events held across Canada to raise
money for spinal cord research and improving the lives of people with spinal
Half of all money raised stays in the community to fund
recreation, accessibility and other initiatives.
Last month it was announced that Whistler’s event, presented by
Scotiabank and organized by Tony Jovanovic, raised $2,947 towards accessibility
initiatives. This year that money will go to purchase signage indicating the
location of ramps, elevators and accessible washrooms in public buildings in
Whistler Village. Any additional funding will come from the Resort Municipality
of Whistler’s Village Enhancement Fund.
The fifth annual Wheels In Motion event will take place on Sunday, June 10.