The Sam Waller Museum is pleased to present a travelling exhibition about Terry Fox’s heroic Marathon of Hope and his remarkable and continuing legacy.
Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada provides a look at Terry’s epic 143-day, 3,339-mile (5,373-kilometre) journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. It explores Canadians’ deep and abiding affection for Terry and examines his unique place in our collective memory.
Developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with 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 question is posed, “Who was Terry Fox?” The rest of the exhibition is the answer.