Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada
The inspiring travelling exhibition Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada is coming to Glanmore National Historic Site.
On April 12, 1980, a young athlete from British Columbia named Terry Fox, who had lost his right leg to cancer, dipped his artificial limb in the Atlantic Ocean. So began the Marathon of Hope, his run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. In doing so, Terry became a Canadian hero with a lasting legacy.
Organized by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre, this two-dimensional exhibit features photographs, interviews, press clippings, and journal entries from Terry’s inspiring 143-day, 5,300 kilometre journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Terry never completed his run across Canada but his courageous heart and determination made a huge impact. Visitors to the exhibition will explore the deep affection Canadians have for Terry and see how he continues to inspire us.
Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada will be on display at Glanmore, 257 Bridge Street East, Belleville, March 15 until May 5, 2016. A school program is also available. For more information, call Glanmore at 613-962-2329. or visit glanmore.ca