Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 13th.
Todd Wong is Terry's Team member for Richmond run site
Terry's Team member Todd Wong, Doug
Alward (Terry Fox's best friend who accompanied him on the Marathon of
Hope) and Terry Fleming (Terry's high school basketball coach), meet at
the 2007 Terry Fox Hometown Run in Coquitlam – photo D. Martin
Every year I speak at a Terry Fox Run site, and elementary schools. This year I am speaking at the Richmond BC run site.
Garry Pt. Park
10am race start
There will be some welcome messages, speeches by dignitaries, bagpiper Noel Chalmers and Taiko drummers!
Here's the message from Richmond run site organizer John Young:
There is no pre-registration for this fun event, simply make an on site donation for you and your family. There will be Terry Fox T-shirts for sale, stickers, ribbons, certificates and tattoos for the kids. You can walk or run a 10 Km, 5 Km or 1 Km route or you can simply stay at the park and enjoy the snacks, music and fun. There will be a timing clock at the finish line for your personal challenge. The Richmond Sea Cadet Band, McNair Cheerleaders, Tara Taiko Drummers and Noel Chalmers and his bagpipes will be there to entertain you. This year our guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Weng, is a senior scientist from The Terry Fox Lab in Vancouver. Parking is free and plentiful. Please join us at Garry Point Park on Sunday, September 13, 10 AM for the Terry Fox Run.
It was in 1993, when Darrell Fox, Terry's younger brother, asked me to become a Terry's Team member. He had heard me speaking about Terry on the radio, when I was interviewed after receiving the SFU Terry Fox Gold Medal.
Since that time, I have spoken at and participated in Terry Fox Runs at Vancouver Stanley Park, Burnaby Central Park, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, North Delta, Richmond, and even in Kelowna BC and in Beijing China!
I have helped to organize Terry Fox events at Simon Fraser University, when we started the inaugural SFU Terry Fox Day and a Terry Fox Run. Incredibly, a Terry Fox Run had never happened at SFU before. Terry's Family attended the ceremonies and a trophy case featuring Terry's SFU tshirt were unveiled.
Here's a newspaper article featuring Noel Chalmers and his wife Kathleen.
Noel Chalmers leads the platform party for the 2007 Terry Fox Richmond Run site: Councilor Sue Halsy Brant, singer Jack McIntosh and Terry's Team member Todd Wong
There is now a Movement to rename YVR after Terry Fox
Click here to see my blog articles on past Terry Fox Runs and Terry Fox events: