Sounds Like Canada in Newfoundland for Terry Fox 25th Anniversary celebrations

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Sounds Like Canada in
St. John's, Newfoundland, April 11 – 14.

25 Years of Hope – The Legacy of Terry Fox
On Tuesday, April 12, a special Fox Family celebration
of a great dream live from the Battery Hotel — we celebrate the start
of the 25th Anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope Run.  A new
monument in his honour will be unveiled at mile zero. And, Doug
Coupland's new book “Terry” gets it's official launch.
If you have memories of Terry and would like to tell us what he means to you, please click here.

The week of April 11th, 2005: CBC Radio will broadcast a special five part series on morning shows across the country.

  • Monday – We begin with a look back at the man and his mission with The Marathon of Hope.
  • Tuesday – Find out why another Canadian icon Douglas Coupland turned his curiousity about Terry Fox into a book called TERRY.
  • Wednesday – It began in Newfoundland … how the Terry Fox legacy lives on in Canada's eastern most province.
  • Thursday – Keeping the journey alive… Terry's family and friends share
    their stories about the man they lost and the man who inspired a nation
    never to forget.
  • Friday – The man in motion –
    Rick Hansen toured the world in his wheelchair after he was personally
    touched and inspired by Terry Fox. He contemplates the power of people
    to affect change.

April 12th:

Anniversary
of the day, 25 years ago, that Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg in
the Atlantic Ocean. CBC Radio and CBC Television will be broadcasting
live across the network from St. John’s Newfoundland, on Sounds Like
Canada and CBC News: Canada Now from the Battery Hotel on Signal Hill.
The Fox family, Douglas Coupland and people instrumental in the
Marathon of Hope will be there to celebrate the day Terry started his
journey. As part of the festivities, a new monument to Terry will be
unveiled where he started, plus the new book Terry will be
launched with a reading and book signings, and the Canadian Mint will
have a booth where you can exchange your loonie for the new Terry Fox
dollar coin.

Live from the Battery Hotel, St. John's:

  • Morning Show with Jeff Gilhooly 6am
  • Sounds Like Canada with Shelagh Rogers 10:30am
  • Canada Now with Debbie Cooper and Ian Hanomansing 6pm.
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