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  • January 20, 2012

    Rick Hansen: The Man in Motion Tour 1987

    On a bitterly cold day in January 1987 Rick Hansen became a household name in Winnipeg when he rolled into town. Our team of photographers documented his every move. Here we present you with a selection of images of Canada's Man in Motion.

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  • Rick Hansen was greeted with applause as his Man in Motion tour left Ontario and entered Manitoba.
Glenn Olsen / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Falcon Lake, MB - January 16, 1987

    Rick Hansen was greeted with applause as his Man in Motion tour left Ontario and entered Manitoba. Glenn Olsen / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Falcon Lake, MB - January 16, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen greets Colin Mathieson, 7, during his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB. Colin Mathieson has since become a top Canadian paralympic athlete.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 17, 1987

    Rick Hansen greets Colin Mathieson, 7, during his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB. Colin Mathieson has since become a top Canadian paralympic athlete. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 17, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen braves the winter snow fall with friends who are riding and running alongside about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 17, 1987

    Rick Hansen braves the winter snow fall with friends who are riding and running alongside about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake on the Trans-Canada Highway. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 17, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen does some stretching exercises before hitting the road after his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 17, 1987

    Rick Hansen does some stretching exercises before hitting the road after his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 17, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen is greeted by throngs of Winnnipeggers as he wheels in to Winnipeg, westbound on Trans-Canada Highway at the Perimeter Highway.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archive
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen is greeted by throngs of Winnnipeggers as he wheels in to Winnipeg, westbound on Trans-Canada Highway at the Perimeter Highway. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archive January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen waves to the thousands of Winnipeggers that showed up at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day his arrival in the city.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen waves to the thousands of Winnipeggers that showed up at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day his arrival in the city. Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gives the thrill of a lifetime to a boy who was just one of thousands of Winnipeggers at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day Hansen arrived in the city on his Man in Motion tour.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen gives the thrill of a lifetime to a boy who was just one of thousands of Winnipeggers at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day Hansen arrived in the city on his Man in Motion tour. Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen is interviewed in Winnipeg the day after arriving while on his Man in Motion tour.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 19, 1987

    Rick Hansen is interviewed in Winnipeg the day after arriving while on his Man in Motion tour. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 19, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen meets with patients at the Rehab Hospital during an news conference announcement.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 20, 1987

    Rick Hansen meets with patients at the Rehab Hospital during an news conference announcement. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 20, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen is surrounded by schoolchildren as he takes his Man in Motion tour to the University of Manitoba where he was the star of a pep rally. A crowd of more than 3,000 people greeted him with a tumultuous five-minute ovation.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 20, 1987

    Rick Hansen is surrounded by schoolchildren as he takes his Man in Motion tour to the University of Manitoba where he was the star of a pep rally. A crowd of more than 3,000 people greeted him with a tumultuous five-minute ovation. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 20, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gets a standing ovation at the old Winnipeg Arena during a Winnipeg Jets game. The Jets played the Edmonton Oilers and lost 5-3 ending a seven game winning streak.
Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 21, 1987

    Rick Hansen gets a standing ovation at the old Winnipeg Arena during a Winnipeg Jets game. The Jets played the Edmonton Oilers and lost 5-3 ending a seven game winning streak. Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 21, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen faced Prairie winds again yesterday on Trans-Canada Highway as he took his Man in Motion tour out of Winnipeg, almost a week behind schedule. He has raised $300,000 during ten days in Manitoba.
Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 29, 1987

    Rick Hansen faced Prairie winds again yesterday on Trans-Canada Highway as he took his Man in Motion tour out of Winnipeg, almost a week behind schedule. He has raised $300,000 during ten days in Manitoba. Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 29, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen's Man in Motion tour was back on the road again after the wheelchair athlete spent over a week in Winnipeg. Hansen left the city early Wednesday morning and rolled down the Trans-Canada Highway toward Portage la Prairie, MB.
Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 28, 1987

    Rick Hansen's Man in Motion tour was back on the road again after the wheelchair athlete spent over a week in Winnipeg. Hansen left the city early Wednesday morning and rolled down the Trans-Canada Highway toward Portage la Prairie, MB. Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 28, 1987 Photo Store

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