We marked Terry Fox’s heroic Marathon of Hope by presenting the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized on the run and Terry’s remarkable and continuing legacy. Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada provides an in-depth look at Terry’s epic 143 day, 3,339 mile (5,373 kilometres) journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. It explores Canadians’ deep and abiding affection for Terry and examines his unique place in our collective memory.
Developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with Terry Fox’s family, the exhibition features a wide array of artifacts and archival materials, displayed together publicly for the first time. They include Terry’s journal and artificial leg, and press clippings and media interviews. Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada was first presented at the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Quebec from April 2, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
During the exhibition, Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope van was also on display at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo. The iconic Ford Econoline van was on loan from the Terry Fox Centre.