— Royal BC Museum (@RoyalBCMuseum) April 4, 2017
The van of iconic runner and cancer activist Terry Fox has arrived to the Royal Museum of B.C.
The van is part of a travelling exhibition called “Running to the heart of Canada,” produced by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre and runs from Apr. 12 to Oct. 1, 2017.
In the summer of 1980, Terry Fox began his 143-day journey ‘Marathon of Hope.’ His plan was to run 5,300 kilometres across Canada starting in St. John’s, Newfoundland trying to raise awareness.
— Ben Fast (@benfaster) April 4, 2017
But when his cancer returned, he was forced to finish his run in Thunder Bay Ontario.
The exhibition is meant to celebrate “the achievements of one of Canada’s greatest heroes.”