Terry Fox Foun­da­tion marks Canada 150

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail file­photo

37 Years ago on April 12, Terry Fox be­gan his Marathon of Hope.

On the oc­ca­sion of Canada’s 150th birth­day, the Terry Fox Foun­da­tion is ask­ing stu­dents what Terry means to them. They are invit­ing stu­dents to log on at ter­ry­fox.org and share their per­sonal feel­ings on Terry’s le­gacy.

While his Marathon took place years be­fore any stu­dents at­tend­ing school to­day were even born, his le­gacy con­tin­ues to­day with mil­lions of dol­lars raised for can­cer re­search in his name. Ev­ery year, schools across Canada, and in­deed the world, take part in the an­nual run.

Drumheller schools have al­ways been sup­port­ive of the Terry Fox Run, in­clud­ing St An­thony’s School which out of 1,400 schools in the ter­ri­tory is ranked 13 in fundrais­ing. In 2014, be­cause of their ef­fort Fred Fox, Terry’s brother came to the school to ad­dress the stu­dents. St. An­thony’s School run or­ga­nizer Gavin Makse is en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to log on and share what Terry Fox means to them. Al­ready dozens of stu­dents have shared how Terry’s le­gacy plays a role in their lives.

From the en­tries, the Terry Fox Foun­da­tion will be draw­ing names to re­ceive one of 150 ex­clu­sive Terry Fox Run shirts. get the play­ground ready for the chil­dren.

The Stan­dard Mu­nic­i­pal Li­brary is hold­ing their first an­nual ‘Not Your Stan­dard Mar­ket’ Mother’s Day Mar­ket on April 29 from 10 – 5 pm. They will have some great ven­dors, with unique and home­made items, ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids and good­ies to eat. Among the venders; Adelle El­lis Pho­tog­ra­phy, where you are sure to find some­thing unique and beau­ti­ful. Also, The Stan­dard Playschool will have their last fundraiser of the year with a ta­ble of de­light­ful baked goods. For ven­dor in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Sonya Elias at 403 934 8700, or at eliass@cci­wire­less.ca . All pro­ceeds will be go­ing to the Stan­dard Mu­nic­i­pal Li­brary.

This is Adreena re­port­ing for the Vil­lage of Stan­dard. Please sub­mit newz items to the stan­dard­newz@ gmail.com, phone 403-6443995 or stop in at the li­brary.

Have friends!!! a great week

The Terry Fox Foun­da­tion is ask­ing stu­dents to tell them what Terry Fox means to them to mark Canada 150.

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