By Sarah Klein
The family of Terry Fox will be the guest speakers before a new exhibit opens at the Manitoba Museum this week.
Darrell and Fred Fox, brothers of the Winnipeg-born and Canadian icon, will be a part of the speaker series on Wednesday, July 13.
“Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada” opens the following day, July 14. It features the most comprehensive collection of artifacts assembled to help preserve the legacy of Terry Fox and his 143-day, 5,373-kilometre journey from St. John’s Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
“During the Marathon of Hope and the months that followed, Canadians filled our home in Port Coquitlam, BC with scrapbooks, written tributes and gifts reflecting a collective compassion and admiration for Terry’s unselfish act,” said Darrell Fox, Terry’s brother.
“Thirty-five years later, it was time to share the Terry Fox collection and the compelling story that the memorabilia evokes with the world.”
Fox’s journal, artificial leg, and other archival materials and artifacts will be on display.
The Fox brothers will speak with the CBC’s Terry MacLeod at 7 p.m., sharing their stories about Terry and their first-hand account of the heroic Marathon of Hope.
General admission is $11 or $9 for members.