May 14, 2013

Rick Hansen Foundation leaders share advocacy stories at Calderstone Middle School

Representatives from the Rick Hansen Foundation will present at Calderstone Middle School on May 16 to encourage students to make a difference in their community. The event will feature keynote speakers, Marc Burger and Karim Ladki, who will share their stories of advocacy.

“We’re so grateful for the opportunity to hear from difference-makers about their impact on social change,” says Harjit Aujla, principal at Calderstone. “This event will encourage students to give back to their community and view the world through an empathetic lens.”

In 2011, Burger rode across Canada on a tandem bike with a 17-year-old brain cancer survivor to raise funds for cancer research. Ladki, who recovered from a spinal cord injury, provides adventure opportunities for individuals who are disabled through his organization 9Live Adventures. 

The event coincides with the school’s combined effort to run 12,000 kilometres using pedometers, which would match Rick Hansen’s travelled distance across Canada. The first presentation will begin at 8:40 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Calderstone Middle School is located at 160 Calderstone Rd. in Brampton.


Media contact: Harjit Aujla, Principal, Calderstone Middle School, 905-913-1162 ext. 403

Reference: Kayla Tishcoff, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2239, [email protected]


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