By: Terry Fox Elementary School Staff
This year instead of a walk through the neighborhood streets, we prepared for an actual Terry Fox run within the confines of our vast school yard. Students learned the importance of moving regularly and spent weeks training for the run in their physical education classes. To encourage finding sponsors, students read morning messages on the intercom during the weeks leading up to the date to raise awareness and generate excitement.
On Thursday September 28 we held our run; luckily with great weather! We were fortunate enough to have Eddy Nolan, Terry Fox Run veteran and cancer survivor come and speak to the entire school; students, staff and parent volunteers. He certainly motivated everyone, sharing his commitment to the cause and talking about Terry Fox’s courage and perseverance with admiration and compassion. We all got out, stretched and ran to the music; everyone was pumped and did their best without giving up.
Afterwards, kids and adults enjoyed freezies and answered trivia about Terry Fox to win prizes. We extended the deadline for donations to the Monday October 3 to increase our collection. We are proud to say we surpassed our goal.
Our extended Terry Fox school community donated $5,300 to the Cancer Foundation. Matthew in grade 2 collected the most in the school and Mme. Nadia’s class had the highest level of participation. Thank you to Ms. Ballantyne, Mr. Bromby and Mrs. Anna for all their efforts in making a great Terry Fox Run.