A limited-edition sash is now on sale to raise funds for the charitable foundation named after Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox.
Métis Nation BC and the Fox family released the Terry Fox sash in recognition of the cancer crusader’s Indigenous heritage.
His Métis lineage can be traced through his mother’s side.
The sash orders will be shipped in mid-December.
“I know I speak for our entire community when I say how thrilled I am to have the opportunity to continue highlighting the Fox family and all their contributions to our province and country,” said Louis De Jaeger, MNBC director for Region 2, in a news release. “The Fox family has embraced their Métis identity and helped to shine a light on on the rich culture our people hold.”
The sash comes as the Fox family continues to make its Indigenous roots known.
In September, the family and Métis Nation BC along with Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council launched in Coquitlam a pilot program for Tri-City elementary students, focusing family trees and using Fox’s cultural background as an example. The educational resource is available for download via ShareEdBC and HeroInYou.ca/terry.
Also this fall, Métis Nation BC partnered with the Terry Fox Foundation to design the 2021 community run T-shirt.
About 90,000 residents in B.C. identify as having a Métis background.