12 September 2001
The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in Regina on Friday, September 14, 2001. Highlights of the two-day stopover include an official welcome by the City, the Canadian Paraplegic Association and local federal and provincial representatives, and participation in the CPA Wheelchair Relay to be held on Saturday September 15, 2001. In addition, a special tour of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre has been planned. The 40-year-old former World Cup freestyle skiing champion and movie stuntman, who is paralysed from the chest down, is on track to become the first quadriplegic to drive around the world unassisted.
WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge Team officially welcomed to Regina by the City, the Canadian Paraplegic Association government representatives and agencies, followed by a video presentation.
City Hall, 2476 Victoria Avenue, Fountain Area - Outside Welcome
1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 14, 2001
Saturday, September 15, 2001
WHAT: Canadian Paraplegic Official Start of The National Wheelchair Relay Event. Donations can be made to 'Round the World Challenge.
WHERE: Sportplex-Fieldhouse, 1717 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2001
Mike Nemesvary, 'Round the World Challenge