Even after the late start and teacher’s strike, elementary schools from across the Boundary were still able to rally and celebrate the annual Marathon of Hope in Terry Fox’s honour.
From setting up stage equipment for the event to shaking every student and teachers’ hand, the ever-busy Principal Brian Foy helped wrangle in schools from all across the district, from Rock Creek to Christina Lake to partake in the run which was held at the Midway arena on Oct. 8.
“The district has been coming together for about seven years,” said Foy, “[The Terry Fox Run] rotates around the district where the run is going to be held. Each school takes a chance to celebrate it… Midway is a beautiful sight, and it’s in the middle, and has a beautiful trail.”
The district hopes to break records this year. “We [School District 51] have put together really strong fundraising, collecting pledges for the run; we’re excited that this year we may break our record.”
Children and teens made a strong appearance, totaling over 300 students. Elementary school students took the podium, telling Terry Fox’s story, as well as what it meant to them.
After, a very upbeat warm-up routine with lunges, punches and thumping music, the kids were ready to make the trek, in memory and in solidarity of those who are fighting cancer.