Photo: Gail Harvey, courtesy Terry Fox Foundation

Did you see Terry run?


Did you or a member of your family take photos of Terry Fox during the Marathon of Hope in 1980? Would you —or they— be willing to have those photos displayed in a Terry Fox exhibition?

We’re looking for photographs of Terry Fox, taken by you or a relative, back in 1980 during the Marathon of Hope. The photos might show Terry running, greeting people, speaking at a rally, relaxing at a reception, or posing with you, family, friends, and supporters.

We will feature these photos in an exhibition being developed at the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. The exhibition’s dates are April 2015 to January 2016. Your photos will help show how Canadians took Terry Fox into their hearts and made him a national hero.

Criteria for Photographs

Photographs must have been taken of Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope, April 12, 1980 – September 1, 1980. They must show him in a Marathon of Hope-related activity—e.g., running, meeting people, speaking at a rally, relaxing at a reception, posing with supporters.

Format: digital .JPG format; at least 300 dpi; black and white or colour; not to exceed 4 MB.

Photographs must be accompanied by a caption (up to 300 words) relating the circumstances or memories associated with taking the photograph. It may include the location (street, highway, “just outside of …”), and names of persons in the photo other than Terry Fox, if known.

How Your Photograph Will Be Used

Exhibition: Your photo will be part of a day-by-day display of the Marathon of Hope. It will include your name and the caption you provide.

Catalogue: Your photo may also be included in the exhibition catalogue with the same caption information.

Rules and Regulations

By submitting your photograph, you warrant that the submitted photo does not, and shall not, infringe on any copyright, nor any rights of privacy or publicity of any person.

By submitting your photograph, you grant the Canadian Museum of History and the Terry Fox Centre the right to use the image as part of the exhibition or related products, and the right in perpetuity to use or publish the image in any form without additional compensation.

In accepting your photograph, the Museum and the Terry Fox Centre may choose to archive it without displaying or publishing it, or to edit the image or caption at its discretion before using it.

It is understood that the Canadian Museum of History and the Terry Fox Centre do not have exclusive rights to the photographs that are submitted.

Your email address and other personal information submitted with the photograph will not be disclosed.

Photo contributors must be 18 or older on the day of submission.

Submissions will be accepted until September 25, 2014.

Reception for Terry Fox at Terrace BayPhoto: Paul Cano

"As an aimless youth of 20, I was traveling across Canada at the end of the summer of 1980. My bus ticket from Winnipeg allowed me to get off anywhere. I decided to stop in Terrace Bay to visit my uncle and aunt. My uncle Stan Cano, an engineer, was one of the managers at the Pulp and Paper mill in the town. He was also on the organizing committee for the Terry Fox reception being held the very evening I arrived, August 27th. He invited me along.

It was quite an inspirational moment in my life. Terry Fox moved us all - he began crying when talking about Greg Scott, the young amputee. He then made us laugh, talking about how he was so impressed that Greg biked along with him. He remarked that when he had tried to bike, his leg fell off!

It was such a poignant moment when the country learned a few days later that Terry had to give up the run, and that the cancer was back. When he died, it was still such an inspiration that he could make such a difference in such a short time."
- Paul Cano