Terry Fox's older brother Fred will be in town on the 24th to check out the monument erected to celebrate the Marathon of Hope run done 37 years ago.

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August 16, 2017



The plans are almost firm.

Fred Fox – Terry’s older brother, will be in Burlington on the afternoon of August 24th to view the monument created to celebrate Terry’s achievement.  Fred Fox has seen just drawings and sketches when the family approved the design.

Fox monument with Brant Inn

The monument to Terry Fox’s run through Burlington was paid for by a group of citizens.

The schedule is to hold a meet and greet at city hall followed by a walk to the Terry Fox monument in Spencer Smith Park after which the group will head over to the Art Gallery of Burlington to see the exhibit that has been in place for a month or so.

At the gallery Fred will be joined by Leslie Scrivener who will sign copies of her Terry Book which will be on sale at the gallery (all proceeds to cancer research) as well as talking on her experience travelling with Terry on the Marathon of Hope.

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Terry Fox waving to a Burlington resident as he runs through the city during his 1980 Marathon of Hope.

The gallery portion will start between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. Craig Gardner reports that “other parts are still a bit fuzzy”.

Fred Fox will be arriving in Burlington from a visit to Oakville.

Gardner said the city hall portion of the tour is still a little iffy. He shouldn’t worry – it’s a photo op with the name Fox attached to it. The Mayor will be there.

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