Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to Unveil New Terry Fox Exhibit Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – On September 13, 2016, media are invited to attend Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s official unveil of a new exhibit in honour of Canadian hero and inducted Honoured Member, Terry Fox. The exhibit titled Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada tells Terry’s story of his life before the infamous run, life on the road, his triumphs and struggles and what kind of impact he and his foundation have made over the years. Darrell Fox, Board Member of the Terry Fox Research Institute and Terry’s younger brother, will share never before told stories about the Marathon of Hope and what it was like to be by Terry’s side during the run with 150 students from Colonel Fred J Scott School who will attend the media conference. Catriona Le May Doan, 2-time Olympic Gold Medallist and Honoured Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will also share her story of how Terry inspired her Speed Skating career and the President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History, Mark O’Neill will be on-hand to help launch the exhibit.
Artefacts featured in the Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada exhibit include a signed Wayne Gretzky jersey given to Terry before he started the Marathon of Hope, a prosthetic leg similar to the one Terry used and a pair of shoes signed by dozens of Olympians and Honoured Members of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. In anticipation of the 36th annual Terry Fox Run taking place on Sunday, September 18, VolunteerTerry Fox Run Organizers for both the Calgary and Edmonton runs will attend to officially unveil the new exhibit. To-date, $700 million dollars has been raised in Terry Fox’s name. The exhibit is open to public until December 31, 2016.
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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10 a.m. (MST)
LOCATION: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
169 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, Alberta T3B 6B7
- Darrell Fox, Board Member of the Terry Fox Research Institute
- Mark O’Neill, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of History
- Catriona Le May Doan, Honoured Member, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
- Mario Siciliano, President and CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame: Inspiring Canadians – in sport and life
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences featuring 12 galleries, 52 hands-on interactive exhibits and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. Each year, Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame selects the country’s most influential and inspiring athletes and sport “builders” to receive the highest sporting honour in Canada and are inducted as Honoured Members. Our mission is to share the stories of their achievements so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Visit sportshall.ca to learn more about education programs, facility rentals and corporate retreats.
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