City solicits nominations for relay

Penticton seeking participant for Rick Hansen Anniversary celebration

Penticton is preparing for the arrival of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay into the community on May 3, 2012. A community planning team has been developed to co-ordinate an end of day celebration event at Gyro Park to welcome the relay.

The team will be selecting a final community participant who will carry the Rick Hansen Medal on the last leg of the relay in Penticton and kick off the celebration event. Community members are being asked to submit nominations of “difference makers” who could be considered for this honour.

The nomination process is simple: submit a maximum of one page listing the top five reasons the nominee should be selected as the final community participant. Full nomination details are available on the City of Penticton website ( or you can pick up a form at the Penticton Community Centre (325 Power St.) or the Downtown Penticton Association Office (209-212 Main St.). The nomination deadline is midnight, Nov. 16.

The planning team is also looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Lori Mullin at 250-490-2432.