27 September 2001
The 18-country 'Round the World Challenge in support of spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation arrives in North Bay on Friday, September 28, 2001. Highlights of the stopover include an official welcome by the City of North Bay and local supporters. Mike Nemesvary, a 40-year-old former World Cup freestyle skiing champion and movie stuntman, who is paralysed from the chest down, is well on his way to becoming the first quadriplegic to drive around the world unassisted.
WHAT: Mike Nemesvary and the 'Round the World Challenge Team officially welcomed to North Bay by Mayor Jack Burrows and local supporters.
p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2001
For a detailed international itinerary and backgrounder or to make a donation, visit the 'Round the World Challenge Web site (www.roundtheworldchallenge.org).