The 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon takes place later his month and a Chilliwack farm is paying tribute in a special way.
In celebration of the late national hero, a 12-acre corn maze has been designed to honor the Canadian Hero.
Chilliwack corn maze and pumpkin patch owner, Diane Bruinsma, says the idea came into fruition 2 years ago in anticipation of the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run.
“We are very excited to have Terry Fox’s image in the outline of Canada. You can kind of see the shapes of the Hudson’s Bay and B.C. in there, and then Terry Fox is kind of in the middle of it running across Canada. “
Bruinsma says she’s worked closely with Terry’s younger brother, Darryl, on the project.
“He’s been very supportive, and he’s been great to work with. Their family was excited to see the design. And not only is there one here, there is one in Alberta, and New Brunswick as well. It’s cool to see that all across Canada.”
Darrell says the idea came to life two years ago and he couldn’t me more impressed with the outcome.
“You can just sense the significance of the work that went into it. On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to go up helicopter and to see everything, it’s so uniform and perfect.”
All proceeds from the corn maze and pumpkin patch today will go to the Terry Fox Foundation.