The Terry Fox Exhibit runs at the Royal BC Museum from April 12 to Oct. 1.

Museum keeps hope alive

Terry Fox exhibit runs from April 12 to Oct. 1 at the Royal BC Museum

For 143 days and 5,373 kilometres stretching from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Terry Fox and his Marathon Of Hope captured the hearts of Canadians in 1980.

In celebration of Canada 150 celebrations, the Royal BC Museum will showcase a collection dedicated to Fox.

“During the Marathon of Hope and the months that followed, Canadians filled our home in Port Coquitlam, B.C., with scrapbooks, letters and gifts,” said Darrell Fox’s brother. “We’re honoured to share some of our collection and to help tell this important story.”

Developed in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History and Terry Fox’s family, the exhibition begins with the impact of Terry Fox on modern Canadian life—the numerous schools, community centres, and features of the landscape named for him, the Canadian coins, stamps, and passports bearing his image. The exhibition starts by posing a question: “Who was Terry Fox?” The rest of the exhibition is the answer.

The story of the “Marathon of Hope” is told through maps and a wealth of contemporary photographs and newspaper images. The exhibition includes sections showing a day-in-the-life of the run, Fox’s “Marathon of Hope” T-shirts, cards and letters sent by Canadians, the heart-breaking end of the Marathon, and the thrilling story of Terry Fox’s ongoing legacy.

Visitors will also be greeted by an iconic Ford E250 Econoline van that provided shelter for Terry while he was inspiring the nation on his marathon. This will be the only opportunity for Canadians to see the van as part of the exhibition, apart from its original display at the Canadian Museum of History.

The Terry Fox family have raised close to $700 million for cancer research in Terry’s name.

For more information visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

 

 

Just Posted

Deep Island connection for indie rockers Half Moon Run

Montreal-based band brings their dreamy sound to Victoria for Jan. 14 show at the Royal

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Greater Victoria venues featuring local bands to ring in 2020

Ladysmith set to star in new Syfy series, Resident Alien

Island town will play the role of Patience, Colo. in the series

Jim Cuddy Band members turn trio for next Victoria show

Jan. 11 stop at the McPherson Playhouse part of the Countrywide Soul tour

The Strumbellas grow their award-winning sound organically

Juno-winning band makes a rare West Coast appearance at the Royal Theatre for Jan. 9 concert

Fashion Fridays: A masterclass on H&M knitwear

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

‘Homespun’ brings six Greater Victoria artists together for genre-bending music

Highlands Music Coffee House returns Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

B.C. family’s ‘Feud’ game-show trip was ‘meant to happen’ after father’s death

Surrey resident Atish Ram’s departed father ‘loved game shows’

‘Jurassic World 3’ will film in Metro Vancouver under working title ‘Arcadia’

Filming is set to take place between Feb. 24 and March 6, 2020

Bursary created in memory of late Duncan musician triples in second year

Young Vancouver Island musicians in financial need can apply by Dec. 15

Talking about tubas! Annual concert attracts hundreds to Market Square

The 2019 edition of Tuba Christmas concert and fundraiser goes this Saturday in the square

Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend

Musical variety show offers a wide range of genres, along with many of your seasonal favourites

Most Read