Through my involvement with the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program, I had the opportunity on Thursday to attend the “Celebrating 25 Years of Collaboration Towards a Healthy and Inclusive World” luncheon. The man in motion Rick Hansen was the keynote speaker. Rick, who has a spinal cord injury became Canadian legend after wheeling around the world to raise awareness about people living with disabilities. His Man In Motion World Tour took him through 34 countries on 4 continents.
At the luncheon event Rick spoke about his life prior to his injury, his motivation and the challenges he faced. For me the most valuable lessons I took away from hearing him speak was his positive attitude and his advice, about not focusing on limitations but instead what you are capable of. I also like this quote: “there’s a difference between taking risks and being reckless.”
It was a great event, and I’d like to thank my LOT mentor Ian Cruickshank for organizing the tickets for this event.