Terry Fox Run promoters issue challenge to Castlegar businesses

Idea is to boost number of Sept. 15 event participants

Victoria statue pays tribute to the Canadian hero whose run/walk fundraiser is set for Sept. 15

Victoria statue pays tribute to the Canadian hero whose run/walk fundraiser is set for Sept. 15

As with any legendary, larger than life figure, the late Terry Fox is an icon whose stature will never diminish. Such may not necessarily be the case, however, with the popularity of his namesake fundraising event. Therefore, proactive and energetic steps are being taken to boost participation in this year’s run which is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 15.

The Castlegar & District Recreation Department has organized the annual fundraiser for cancer research for many years. They are concerned about support which has dwindled over the past number of years.

To motivate more willing participants in the Terry Fox event they are putting out a Castlegar Business Challenge. Each business will be encouraged to have their staff participate in what is hoped will be a massive turnout.

“The business with the highest ratio of staff taking part in Terry’s walk will be rewarded by fitness passes provided by the Castlegar Recreation Department,” states the script in a rec. dept. release. “The second place business will enjoy Tim Horton’s coffee and pastries. These treats will be delivered to the winners on the following working day. A sign up sheet will be set up at the complex for your staff to sign in, prior to the walk. A large poster will be given to the winning teams to display for “bragging” rights in their place of business.”

There is no cost to joining the event but it is encouraged that teams pick up a pledge form or make a minimal donation to support the Terry Fox foundation in support of finding a cure for cancer.”

Please contact either Verona Walker or Audrey Polovnikoff at the Recreation Centre with your commitment as soon as possible.

You may reach them at 250-365-3386 or email at vwalker@rdck.bc.ca.

Please call Verona if you would like more information.