DC student to take part in 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay

First-year Culinary Skills student, Niko Herold, is among the 7,000 medal bearers taking part in the nine-month, 12,000 km nationwide 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay.

Medal bearers of all abilities were chosen to walk, wheel or run in this event which celebrates progress made in accessibility and inclusivity. Participants were selected as people who have made differences in a variety of ways in communities across the country acting as champions for positive change, empowering youth and promoting health and medical progress.

Niko was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 13 months of age and was later identified with a learning disability and seizure disorder. Despite these challenges, Niko became a strong advocate for change, inclusivity and acceptance for youths struggling with disabilities in the education system. He is a proud graduate of Durham College’s Community Integration through Cooperative Education program.

The relay will pass through Oshawa on Thursday, November 3 at 1:43 p.m. Niko’s leg of the race will begin at Ansley Court then move west on Rossland Road for 250 meters.

An end of day celebration will take place at Oshawa City Hall located at 50 Centre Street South, at 3 p.m. with an open invitation to all Durham College students and staff members.

Come out and show your support at this incredible event!

Please visit the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay Race for more information.