New Brunswick crop maze honours Terry Fox

The image of Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox was cut into a six-acre field in Florenceville-Bristol, N.B., in recognition of the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope

A farm in New Brunswick has chosen a unique way of recognizing the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope.

Chip Hunter, a partner at Hunter Brothers Farm Market, has cut Fox's iconic image into a six-acre field for this year's corn maze, an annual tradition for residents in the town Florenceville-Bristol.

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Fox ran past the farm as part of his cross-Canada journey and Hunter said he got the chance to meet him as he came through town, in the early days of the trip.

"People were looking for him," Hunter said. "The kids from the elementary school were all out on the road. We could see him off in the distance."

When Fox came by he stopped and posed for a picture before moving on to his next stop.

Hunter said the farm has been in his family since the 1890s and that they have had annual crop mazes for the last two decades.
In order to get the detail of the image, GPS is used and an engineer is hired to cut the corn.


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