Fred Fox Sept10 2.jpgFred Fox spoke at Sacred Heart School this morning.Fred Fox, the older brother of the late Terry Fox was in Estevan today sharing the message his brother started 38 years ago. He attended four schools in the city including Sacred Heart and he shared that he was happy he got the chance to speak here.

"Estevan is a place where I've driven through many, many, many years," he mentioned in an interview with Discover Estevan. "My mom is from Melita, Manitoba so the way we would always get there driving from British Columbia when we were visiting so I'm glad to be here for a couple days."

"It's a great opportunity. All of the schools I'm visiting have done the Terry Fox Run for more than 15-20 years and it's an opportunity for us to say thank you and share a little bit about Terry that maybe some of the students and even the staff or parents don't know."

Fox showed through a slideshow presentation of family pictures of Terry as a child, growing up, and throughout the historic run that while Terry Fox has reached a level of celebrity and renown, he was just a regular guy, just like those hearing the presentation today. 

"They might just know from what they see in a video or a movie they saw on TV or something they read in a book but I'm hoping with my presentation today that I can share that Terry was just like them, just an average, ordinary kid who had the same dreams that they so as kids."

"When Terry was running across Canada, it was obvious, he wanted everyone to know, this wasn't something that he was doing for himself. No ego trip, he wasn't doing it to become rich or famous. In fact, when Terry passed, he didn't have a dime to his name. It was all about helping other people and people saw that across Canada and they still see that today."

Schools across the southeast will be hosting their own Terry Fox runs throughout September. 

More Local News

SaskPower Pleased With Performance Of CCS at Boundary Dam Power Station

SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station had a great year in 2018, according to their vice president of power production, Howard Matthews. The facility…

Millions for Crop Research in Saskatchewan

On Wednesday, the federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $12 million in funding for forty-four crop-related research…

Humane Society Receives Big Boost With $5000 Grant

The humane society has recently received a $5000 grant from the Western Financial western community foundation. Angela Prette with the humane society was extremely happy with the amount of the grant…

Bitter Winds Sticking Around

After some balmy temperatures and days to start the new year, more traditional Saskatchewan weather has moved in for the third week of January. Cold days and even colder nights with bitter winds is…

Snowplow Safety Important For Everyone

With the lack of snowfall we've seen in the southeast corner of the province, it's easy to forget about the drivers that keep the roads clear and drivers safe. Snowplow operators are often overlooked…

Accident On 13th Ave and King Street

A two-vehicle collision took place early Wednesday morning. "At approximately 7:45 this morning, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street," explained…

The Difference Between Norovirus and Influenza Explained

Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a number of cases of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting in the province. "Norovirus is a type of virus that affects the intestinal system," explained Doctor…

City's Proposed 2019 Budget Includes No Increase In Taxes Or Utility Rates

The city is planning some ambitious ideas for the proposed 2019 budget, but they won’t be including any higher taxes or utlility increases. The proposed budget was prepared by city administration and…

Pharmacies Running Out Of Flu Vaccine

It’s been a tough flu season in Canada and now some pharmacies in the Estevan area have been running out of the flu vaccine. Jeff Hilderman at the Estevan Pharmasave has seen his pharmacy run out of…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login