MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 – The spirit of Terry Fox is alive and well at 29 English Montreal School Board (EMSB) institutions as students from across the island will mark the 30th Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope and take part in the Terry Fox National School Run Day on Thursday, September 30, 2010.
Leading the charge will be Westmount High School (4350 Sainte-Catherine), which, since 1992 has helped raise over $38,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Along with the Mackay Centre and Philip E. Layton Schools in N.D.G., the leadership students from Westmount High School will pair up with wheelchair bound, blind and hearing impaired children from the two schools. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the students will join together and participate in various fitness activities, which culminates in an hour long run around the track adjacent to the high school.
Merton School in Côte Saint-Luc kicked off the EMSB’s salute of Terry Fox on September 16 by running a combined 1,138 kilometres, tying last year’s mark.
Other EMSB schools organizing activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope are Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North, Paul VI High School and St-Raphaël Centre in Ahuntsic; St. Dorothy Elementary School in St. Michel;
Académie Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo School in Rivière des Prairies; Dalkeith School in Anjou; Dunrae Gardens in the Town of Mount Royal; Edinburgh Elementary, Elizabeth Ballantyne School and Royal West Academy in Montreal West; Edward Murphy School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; Fraser Academy and Parkdale School in Saint Laurent; Hampstead School; John Grant High School in Côte Saint Luc;
Marymount Academy and Royal Vale in Notre Dame de Grace; Westmount Park School and Roslyn School in Westmount; St. John Bosco in Ville Émard; Sinclair Laird Elementary School in Park Extension; Pierre Elliott Trudeau and St. Brendan School in Rosemount; and St. Gabriel School in Point St. Charles.