Stella Maris students walk in memory of Terry Fox



By Jolene Perron


Schools across the province participated in the Terry Fox walk/run memorial event last week.

Stella Maris students from JK through Grade 8 met in the gymnasium for an information session about Terry Fox and why he is what Canadians consider a Canadian Hero. After their presentation and learning about Terry, students walked with their classes around the Stella Maris neighborhood.

“In order to raise awareness for the event, each day this week a young student has prepared an informative and inspirational message for the students and has shared it during morning announcements,” said grade one teacher at Stella Maris, Marilyn Durocher. “We want the students to know that each of them, like Terry, can make a difference in the world and change people’s lives. The impossible is possible.”

Stella Maris students walked around the block in the neighborhood of their school Sept. 29 in memory of Terry Fox.

Durocher explained they aim to teach their students the importance of perseverance, hope and compassion through Terry’s story.

Students took to the streets surrounding their school shortly after 9 a.m. September 29 to cap off their week learning about Terry Fox.

“We hope that our students learn to never give up and that together we become stronger,” said Durocher. “They are learning that we have an opportunity to help others. We want them to learn to value each and every day, no matter how tough it gets.”

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