Sunday, September 20 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s event will be virtual runs from coast to coast.

The theme this year is One Day. Your way.

That’s right, you can participate any way anywhere. You can walk, bike, run, rollerblade around your neighborhood, backyard, down the street, around the block or how about on your exercise bike or treadmill. Be creative. Have fun.

But don’t forget Terry’s dream.

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The 40th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope will take on a different format due to Covid-19 but many locations will not allow the pandemic to stop Terry’s dream.

Virtual runs, across Canada, will be held on the official run date of Sunday, September 20. Some schools and communities will choose dates to fit their individual schedules.

You can register for the 2020 Terry Fox Virtual Run on-line simply by googling Terry Fox Virtual Run and click on “register today”.


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As the curtains close on the summer of 2020 we will always remember COVID-19 and the restrictions placed upon almost everything we usually took for granted.

Sports. Need I say more?

Parades, swimming pools, children’s activities, church services, weddings, funerals and let’s not forget the rodeos, car shows and the Calgary Stampede, all either cancelled or reduced to the point where we raised the white flag in order to comply with COVID conditions.

Now, here we are, the kids are back

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There is an office supply outlet that adopted that old Andy Williams Christmas standard, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. That tune was their “Back to School” jingle and I must say it really caught on.

Well, it’s Back to School on Tuesday, September 1, after six months of empty halls of learning. I’m not hearing the jingle. Perhaps I’m just not watching television at the right time. Perhaps they dropped the jingle due to the Covid-19 pan

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