Here’s where you can honor Terry Fox
Port Coquitlam wants people to remember Terry Fox’s legacy and will make sure the hometown hero is remembered at the new community center, which officially opened on Saturday October 2.
Port Coquitlam will not soon forget its local hero.
Terry Fox is larger than life in this suburban town.
He is buried in Port Coquitlam Cemetery, a school named after him, and a statue of the famous one-legged runner was recently installed at the busy Hyde Creek Recreation Center.
But now the city is planning another statue to commemorate Terry Fox.
In what has been a carefully kept secret during the construction of Port Coquitlam’s new community center, city councilors have finally revealed their intention to honor the Canadian icon.
The city has confirmed that it is commissioning a statue and that it will be installed in the city’s brand new gathering space which on Saturday October 2 was named Terry Fox Home Town Square with great fanfare by the gathered crowds.
HERE’S HOW TERRY FOX WILL BE HONORED AT PORT COQUITLAM
The honor took place during the inauguration festivities of the new $ 132 million Port Coquitlam Community Center (CCCP), located at 2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam.
And on Kelly Avenue, located just below the plaza, is a map showing the major stops in Fox’s Marathon of Hope.
The city wants to make sure people remember Terry Fox’s legacy with his Hope Marathon that has inspired generations to raise over $ 800 million to support cancer research.
“We will work closely with the Fox family to produce a statue that is a fitting tribute to our hometown hero, inspires future generations and we can all be proud of. In addition to the display of Terry Fox artifacts and memorabilia inside the community center, ”Mayor Brad West confirmed in an email to News from the three cities.
The artwork integrated into Kelly Avenue is called the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. This is a map of eastern and central Canada showing the Marathon of Hope route with round markers showing milestones on Fox’s journey.
There’s also a QR code you can scan to read Fox’s diary entries written on his journey through the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, and Ontario home.
During the grand opening last Saturday, thousands of people attended live performances, ate food from food trucks, drank cold drinks and played basketball and pickleball on the large sports field. There was also hockey, swimming and public skating with proof of vaccination at the entrance to the indoor facilities.