School buses for High Prairie School Division No. 48 arrived in the Hamlet of Guy in the afternoon of Sept. 29, and the students eagerly got off, ready to participate in the annual Terry Fox Run.
The students were from Ecole Routhier in Falher. They, their teachers and some parents started out at the Guy Community Centre and made a circular route through the hamlet several times.
“It was a great turnout with the community, the parents and grandparents,” says principal Diane Benoit.
“We had great weather for the event, and the students were excited to walk in Fox’s footsteps, to support cancer research.”
She was also pleased that Georges P. Vanier was able to join Ecole Routhier.
The GPV students started outside of Guy and they made their run into the hamlet.
All the students were treated to bottled water and cake at the end of the event.
Students at both schools raised money for the Terry Fox Foundation, but the amount wasn’t known at press time.
The students wore stickers with names on them – those who have been affected by cancer. The stickers had Terry Fox’s likeness.
The RCMP and Smoky River Fire and Rescue provided escort for the walk, just as they had for the Ecole Heritage’s event in Falher earlier in the day.
Some quotes from Terry Fox
“I don’t feel that this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one, it happens all the time to people. I’m not special. This just intensifies what I did. It gives it more meaning. It’ll inspire more people. I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.
“When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we’d have $22 million for cancer research, and I don’t care man, there’s no reason that isn’t possible. No reason!
“I’m not doing the run to become rich or famous.”
“If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.”
For more information about Terry Fox’s legacy, go to http://www.terryfox.org.