WATCH: The Terry Fox Run in Kimberley

Kimberley community members gather to support cancer research and the Terry Fox Foundation

The annual Terry Fox Run took place in Kimberley on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. This September marks the 39th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. People across Canada gather together to honour Terry Fox’s corageous spirit and fundraise for cancer research.

City Councillor Darryl Oakley is one of the organizers for the Kimberley Terry Fox Run. At the beginning of the run he gathered all of the Kimberley participants to thank everyone for coming out before beginning the run, which started at Centennial Hall at 12 noon.

READ MORE: Kimberley’s Terry Fox Run Sunday, September 15

“In Kimberley, we have been doing this Terry Fox run non-stop since 1985. It’s pretty amazing what Kimberley does,” he said. “It’s all because of you guys (the participants). In Kimberley, they have sent a total, so far for the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research, just under $86,000 has gone to the foundation just from Kimberley alone. It’s pretty remarkable what happens in this little City of ours.”

He went on to say that this year was made possible thanks to many helpers and volunteers in the community.

READ MORE: ‘If anybody could do it, he could,’ Terry Fox’s nurse to speak at B.C. run

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia MP urges end to ‘illegal roadblocks’ in solidarity with pipeline dispute

Rob Morrison says protestors across Canada need to remove roadblocks on roads, rail lines

Kimberley Fire Department urges residents to install carbon monoxide alarms

The Kimberley Fire Department has been issuing warnings on social media about… Continue reading

Steam room at Kimberley Aquatic Centre reopens

Room was closed for months for repair

Our Home video: a prophetic snapshot of Kimberley in 1984

Video narrated by Councillor McBain highlights the importance of transition from mining to tourism

Victoria’s Carmanah performs for Fisher Peak concert series

The Fisher Peak Winter Ale Concert Series presented an intimate night of… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Cheapest in B.C.: Penticton gas prices dip below $1 per litre

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

Trudeau: Time for blockades to end and Indigenous leaders to work with government

Prime minister says situation in Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is ‘unacceptable and untenable’

Regional District of East Kootenay draft 5-year financial plan open for review

The public comment period is open until noon on March 2

Most Read