The Exploration Place and the University of Northern British Columbia marked Terry Fox's remarkable Marathon of Hope with the opening of a detailed exhibit on his journey.
It's one of the most comprehensive exhibits ever organized on Terry Fox's legacy and it's set up for its final stop of the tour in Prince George. The display includes artifacts like Fox's artificial leg, clothes, and journal. The CEO of The Exploration Place, Tracey Calogheros, says it took many hours of planning and preparation but to see the finished product was all worth it.
"It's elation, listening to the kids that are in here already from Ron Brent (Elementary) and the joy I am hearing in their voices. For me this morning when we first turned it on and it was quiet I could hear the sound of Terry running and it just gave me chills, it took me back to my youth in Ontario and to all of the stories you've ever heard about Terry. It's a powerful exhibit."