Like RGK giving back by supporting the development of sport for athletes with a disability in the UK, 49 Bespoke Inc., has supported the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA) Rugby Nationals and the Judy Zelman Award. We have annually supported Wheelchair Basketball Canada as well through National Championships and CWBL events including activities surrounding Man in Motion events over the years.
Canada has derived significant benefit from Rick Hansen over the years by way of his Foundation and leadership leveraging the $26 million raised during the original Man in Motion World Tour to more than $245 million in investments toward SCI research, rehabilitation and quality of life initiatives. Participating in sports draws people with disabilities into community and promotes emotional and physical health, while also encouraging communities to build accessible spaces and services for all to enjoy.
All things that events like TO2015 aims to do with their cultural values highlighted under the five words of: JOY - COLLABORATION - ACCOUNTABILITY - RESULTS - PURPOSE .