Carisbrooke Elementary students marked Terry Fox Day this year by
watching a virtual presentation from Cheryl Ann Kelly, who went to university with
Terry and shared stories about his Marathon of Hope.
By Maria Spitale-Leisk, NVSD Communications
Terry Fox Day 2020 saw NVSD students and staff finding
unique ways to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope at the end of
Fundraisers Toonies for Terry, Fivers for Fox, and
smaller group walks were among school events held to honour humanitarian and cancer
research champion Terry Fox.
Ridgeway Elementary and Windsor Secondary hosted
toonie drives in Terry’s honour, with both schools raising approximately $1,100 for
the Terry Fox Foundation.
Sherwood Park Elementary students marked the occasion by running around the school field in
their own learning cohorts.
Sherwood principal Sanj Johal
made good on his promise to wear a funny costume if the school met its
fundraising goal of $1,000, with the support of costumed vice-principal Kelly Curry.
Carisbrooke Elementary students, meanwhile,
watched a virtual presentation from Cheryl Ann Kelly, who went to university with
Terry. Cheryl shared personal stories about being friends with Terry, his
planning of the Marathon of Hope, and anecdotes from his journey.
Up at Handsworth Secondary, this year's Terry Fox
Run looked a lot different from previous years.
Instead of a sea of students and staff taking to
the surrounding neighbourhood streets, everyone was encouraged to find their
own special time to walk, run, bike or hike in Terry's memory.
Handsworth school community fundraising drives Toonies
for Terry and Fivers for Fox raised $2545.60 for the Terry Fox Foundation.