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Celebrate Terry Fox on Monday at the Manitoba Museum

July 31, 2016 8:25 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

Terry Fox

Terry Fox

Terry Fox Day on Monday will be a time to reflect on the journey of the Canadian athlete and humanitarian.

A new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum pays great tribute to the Winnipeg-born cancer research activist. “Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada” features a number of artifacts and archival materials, celebrating Fox’s cross-Canada run

Visitors will be treated to special programming from 1-4 p.m. with Anderson Orthopedics on site to provide a side-by-side comparison of Fox’s artificial leg and a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg.

Fox’s journey took him 143 days and 5,373-kilometres from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Explore the deep affection Canadians have for Terry and see how his legacy continues to inspire us.

“During the Marathon of Hope and in the months that followed, Canadians filled our home in Port Coquitlam, B.C., with scrapbooks, letters, gifts and we’re honoured to share these and other iconic items from our collection to help tell this important story,” said Darrell Fox, Terry’s younger brother, in a statement.

All activities and admission to the Terry Fox exhibit are included with general admission to the museum galleries.