Terry Fox runs a big success on-island

  • Sep. 21, 2005 2:00 p.m.

Masset’s Fox run inspiring

Submitted by Marg Youngson–“I’m not doing my run to become rich or famous. To me, being famous is not the idea of the run. The only important part is finding a cure for cancer. Don’t forget that. I’m no different from any of you – I’m not better or worse. You are cheering and clapping for me but if you have given $1, then you are part of the Marathon of Hope. Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.” Terry Fox – July 11, 1980
And going it is! Despite the ominous forecast, 110 enthusiastic runners, walkers, rollerbladers, cyclists and strollers from Masset, Old Massett and Port continued Terry’s dream of being part of the Marathon of Hope. Students from Chief Matthews, Tahayghen and George M. Dawson schools joined the run after participating in their Inaugural National School Run Friday. It was truly an inspirational day. Everyone felt the importance of their support for this worthy cause.
We could not have held this run without the wonderful support from Delmas Co-Op for providing the much-welcomed oranges, water and juices, with Curtis Vanhove and Willie Youngson manning the water stations. At the village office: Jack Thorgeirson, Kim Madore, Louise Vachon, Claire Vardy and Cherylyn Mazo volunteered to do the registration and compiling monies/pledges. Thanks to Cst. Darby Klekta and Cst. John Johnson for ensuring our safety on the roads and the Tahayghen PAC for providing refreshments at the school for the students.
Congratulations to everyone who participated -$2,140.55 goes to cancer research. Thank you to everyone for helping us to make the run a success! We appreciate your support tremendously!

90 run in Queen Charlotte

submitted by Jenny White–The skies were sunny, then rainy, then sunny, with a brisk southwest wind blowing as over 90 participants came out Sunday, Sept.18 to celebrate the 25th Annual Terry Fox Run. Local children, adults
and a few canine participants came from Tlell, Port, Skidegate and Queen Charlotte to run, walk, rollerblade and bike the 10km route that goes from
the Queen Charlotte Ball Field out to Relax Road and back. Off island visitors participating included Jaime and Dale Tailleur who are visiting the islands for their honeymoon, after telling each other “we don’t
care where we go on our honeymoon as long as we get to do the Terry Fox Run,” and Japanese linguist Hirofumi Hori who donned rain gear and joined
Kevin Borserio in a double kayak as the first every kayaking participants for the Terry Fox Run.
This was the 24th year the Terry Fox Run has been sponsored in Queen Charlotte City and many of the walkers and runners have made this an annual
event for all those years. The donations and merchandise sales totaled $1,651.60 at this site. Thanks go to Evelyn von Almassy for helping at the
registration table and Duncan White for donating the juice and cookies, and thanks to everyone who participated and donated to this annual event to help raise money for research to find a cure for cancer.

Sandspit run does well

Submitted by Linda Clark–The Sandspit Terry Fox run was another great success. There were 24 runners, the run was
from A L Mathers to Grassy Island rest stop. As a community we raised almost $800.
The runner who was farthest from home was Ben Cooper from Salt Spring Island. We thank the clouds for holding off the rain until we were finished.
A big Thank you and howa to SuperValu for the donation of juice, Sandspit Rec. for the
Water, and A L Mathers for the start and finish point. Last but not least thanks to the
two volunteers Mario amd Lugi AKA Karen and Samantha Clark.