Terry Fox Plaza

Terry Fox Plaza is a memorial and public space outside BC Place Stadium.

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The Terry Fox Memorial was unveiled on September 16th 2011, replacing a previous memorial arch.

Terry Fox is undoubtedly a Canadian icon. In 1980 Fox attempted to run across Canada on an artificial leg to raise money for cancer research. He had lost his right leg to cancer at age 18. Unfortunately he had to stop five months into his run as his cancer had returned.

Sadly Fox passed away on June 28th 1981, aged 22. $24 million was raised for cancer research during Fox’s Marathon of Hope.

The memorial features four bronze statues of Fox by artist Douglas Coupland, also author of  a pictorial biography on Fox. The first statue is life-size and the following statues each increase in size. The last statue is twice the size of the first. The statues face Stanley Park where Fox planned to finish the run.

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3 thoughts on “Terry Fox Plaza

  1. Cathy Stanley says:

    I am writing to request copyright permission to include the photo of the Terry Fox Memorial sculpture in Vancouver in a French teaching lesson package to support French Immersion and Core French elementary students across Canada. Gregg LeRock, an award-winning singer/songwriter is promoting a comprehensive digital program which includes ten song videos, the song lyrics, teaching lessons and student activities to support all ten songs, meet and greet with the artist, and a digital rock concert.
    With your permission, I have included your items in the student activities to support the song Terry Fox – la perseverance and the discussions of Terry Fox, the marathon of hope, his legacy, his courage, cancer research, and Terry as a Canadian hero

    With your permission, your logo and website citation would be featured on the activity sheets, as discussed above.
    Looking forward to your response, I remain,

    Cathy Stanley

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