Canada Post commemorates Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox with a Canada 150 stamp

Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope are recognized in a new Canada 150 stamp that was unveiled last week by the sister of the Port Coquitlam hometown hero

Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope are recognized in a new Canada 150 stamp that was unveiled last week by the sister of the Port Coquitlam hometown hero.

The commemorative stamp is one of 10 Canada Post has released in the lead-up to the country’s milestone year, honouring significant achievements and unforgettable moments since the country’s centennial in 1967.

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Other iconic stamps feature Expo 67, the partition of the Constitution and the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Last Thursday, PoCo resident Judith Fox, the international director of the Terry Fox Foundation, was at city hall in St. John’s, N.L. — the city where her brother began his cross-country fundraiser on April 12, 1980 — to reveal the new stamp.

Children from Roncalli elementary in St. John’s also took part in ceremony and displayed posters that showed how Fox has inspired them.

jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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