If you were around BC Place this morning, you may have seen and heard hundreds of kids running down the street and to the foot of Robson Street as part of the ceremony to unveil the new Terry Fox memorial.
With a large crowd of onlookers, BC Premier Christy Clark, members of the Fox family and artist Douglas Coupland gave some quick speeches about the work and its meaning. Students from Renfrew Elementary, St John’s School, and Elsie Roy Elementary were also in attendance.
“We’re pleased that BC Place will continue to be the home for this important memorial which will connect us all to this inspirational young man,” said David Podmore, Chair of BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo). “This new memorial by Doug Coupland really brings back the memories of Terry’s incredible effort, which has left a legacy that continues to this day.”
Terry’s dad, Rolly Fox and Christy Clark, along with some children, unveiled the statues.
The design for the memorial (replacing the old one at the foot of Robson Street) was revealed last Janaury. Stop by and check out the memorial the next time you’re downtown or if you’re partaking in Grey Cup festivities this fall at the new BC Place.