Watched the CBC 2 hour special last night that celebrated the Friday
National Terry Fox Run Day, interspersed with interviews, stories and
footage of Terry and the Marathon of Hope. Pretty amazing…
host Jody Vance interviewed Betty and Rolly Fox at the Clover Point
Park site where many many school children were there for a run and
unveiling of a brand new Terry Fox statue.
Segments were shown “live” from Brampton and Ottawa Ontario too!
It's really too bad, that the CBC is in lock-out mode, as this is a
scaled down version of what probably would have gone coast to coast
from St. John's to Victoria and included a few more cities.
It's great that a Terry Fox statue will now be at Mile 0, in Beacon
Hill Park in Victoria. This is a stone's throw away from where
Terry would have dipped his leg into the Pacific Ocean, to mark the
significance of his coast to coast run, started by dipping his leg in
the Atlantic Ocean harbour of St. John's NewFoundland.
The 2 hour special ran without commercials, and was produced by Moyra
Rodger of Out To See Productions, who also did the Gung Haggis Fat Choy
tv performance special. There were some great stories from people
who had met Terry along the way, such as Rick Hansen, Daryl Sittler,
his highschool basketball coach Terry Fleming, his nurse from New
Westminster's Royal Columbia Hospital.
Some of the stories are very familiar, having heard them before, such
as Daryl Sittler saying that as much as Terry wanted to me him, he
really wanted to meet Terry. But they all sound fresh and
familiar at the same time, like seeing your favorite music artist
performing the same songs again, but with new arrangements.
Looking forward to attending the Port Coquitlam hometown run for my first time tomorrow….