Terry Fox Exhibit comes to Oakville ~ Share your memories

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Terry Fox Exhibit comes to Oakville ~ Share your memories
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Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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The travelling Terry Fox exhibit is coming to Oakville and residents have a unique opportunity to showcase their own memorabilia celebrating the Canadian icon. The exhibit, Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada, will be displayed at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex from April 12th to September 9th.

Developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with Terry Fox’s family, it features:

  1. maps
  2. photographs
  3. newspaper imagery

The items tell the story of the Marathon of Hope which began on April 12, 1980 when Terry started his grueling cross-country run to raise money for cancer research.

“Terry Fox is a symbol of courage and hope for Canadians across the country. His unwavering passion and determination continues to inspire and motivate us,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “We’re very excited to share his courageous story and honour his legacy.”


The town is inviting residents to contribute their own memorabilia to accompany the Terry Fox exhibit such as photos, cards, letters and memories of meeting Terry or being part of the annual Terry Fox Run. The run will take place on September 16th.

Residents can make submissions by contacting Tonia Di Risio at public.art@oakville.ca or 905-845-6601, ext. 4614. The submission deadline is March 23 and all contributions will be returned when the exhibit closes in September.



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