- Our Town
Hansen monument fundraiser this Saturday
The New World Coffee and Tea House will hold a fundraiser this Saturday, March 10 to help raise funds for the new monument being created to commemorate Rick Hansen’s 25th anniversary tour.
Coffee and tea will be served by donation to the monument fund from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will go toward funding the monument that will be established at the Tourism Discovery Centre and be in place in time for Hansen’s arrival in the lakecity on March 25.
“Fundraising for this project is nearly complete, and we invite anyone interested in helping fund this monument to a hometown hero to join us at New World Coffee and Tea House for a cup of coffee or tea,” says Coun. Surinderpal Rathor.
"This has always been a community project, and we’d love to build on the generous support of our donors so far.” A community celebration is planned for March 25, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. The monument will be unveiled March 26 at 11 a.m. at the TDC.