Castlegar Silver Fox event exceeds expecations

All ages converge and cooperate in show of support to Terry Fox cause

Derek Kaye

Castlegar News

 

In support of the Terry Fox Foundation, Castle Wood Village hosted its first annual Silver Fox Run last Friday, September 12. With over 300 participants and over $4,000 raised for the Terry Fox Foundation, this sister event to the Terry Fox Run was a resounding success. Castle Wood Village’s related residences in Trail, Fruitvale, Nelson and Grand Forks bussed in participants to join the activities.

The Castlegar Rebels provided refreshment booths and servers at the barbecue following the run.    Before the run began, a special presentation of a Rebels team jersey was presented to Anne Fomenoff who had written a poem and song in support of her favourite team.

There were two courses: a shorter route circling the Village and a longer route downtown, by the Station Museum and back to the Village.

The Castlegar News reached Castle Wood’s Community Managers Linda Frew and Jane Phillips for comment on the success of the event.

“It was absolutely phenomenal,” Frew remarked. “The energy in this building was absolutely incredible.”

Jane Phillips vouched for the excitement. “It was day that brought the community together, I think it was a wonderful event.”