“Great societies become greater when everyone has equal access: Rick Hansen, Can Museum of History

Asha Bajaj
2 min readSep 29, 2020

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Ottawa, Sep 27 (Canadian-Media): Located in the Hull area of Gatineau, Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Museum of History is a crown corporation established by the Museums Act, to oversee the operations of three museums: the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France, www.historymuseum.ca reports said.

Canadian Museum of History. Image credit: Website


The corporation is mandated to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, awareness of world history and cultures, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people, and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity.

One of the special exhibitions of the Canadian Museum of History which are open Sep 2020 through Jan 31, 2021, is a new special display ‘Highlights From the Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour Collection’ which features 18 iconic objects documenting the 26-month, 40,000-kilometre wheelchair marathon around the world taken by Canadian marathon, Hansen in 1985 with a goal to promote accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities, which Hansen generously donated to the Canadian Museum of History at a live virtual event in May 2020.

Photo credit: Rick Hansen Foundation

Dedicated to raising awareness, changing attitudes, helping create accessible spaces, and liberating the potential of people with disabilities, Hansen and the Foundation, for more than three decades have been dedicated to creating a world that is accessible and inclusive for all, by removing barriers for people with disabilities.

Through his ongoing work as Founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick Hansen’s dream of creating a world without barriers continues.

Please visit the Rick Hansen Foundation website to learn more about the great work being done to build a more accessible world.



Asha Bajaj

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