Courage in Sport as shown to us by Terry Fox to be focus of an exhibit at the AGB.

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July 6th, 2017



Burlington does have a special relationship with Terry Fox.

That relationship exists because people went out of their way to foster the memory of the several hours he was in Burlington.

For the past 36 years thousands of citizens have taken part in the annual Terry Fox Run that raises funds for cancer research.

Fox monument with Brant Inn

A monument noting the day Terry Fox ran through the city. Paid for by citizens who had to battle city hall at times to make this happen.

That led to the erecting of a monument in Spencer Smith Park that notes the time that Fox passed through the city.


Mark Mulholland captured Terry Fox running along Lakeshore Road in 1980.

The Gazette was fortunate enough to be loaned a copy of a picture of Terry Fox running through the city taken by Mark Holland.

That event on the 14th is to celebrate Fox and Courage in Sport at the Art Gallery of Burlington on July 14th at 7:00 pm

The event is part of the Canada’s 150 celebration with the Burlington Sport Alliance inviting people to show up at the Gallery for an evening of celebrating Terry Fox and Courage in Sport.

The evening will feature:

• Terry Fox exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History
• Special guest speakers
• Live music by Acoustically Yours
• Tribute to Burlington’s own sport heroes
• Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & cash bar

Related story:

The day Terry Fox ran through Burlington.

Casey Cosgrove had a couple of hundred people walking with him last year in the Terry Fox Run. This year he will serve on the organising committee - imagine if those who ran and walked with Cosgrove all volunteered as well? This is going to be THE event come September. Get your name on the list now.

Burlington citizens taking part in the annual Terry Fox Run.

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