Growing up with the Terry Fox Run

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record
Growing up with the Terry Fox Run
Then five-year-old Alyssa Bray ran with her father Jeff Bray in the 2000 Terry Fox Run, while her younger brother Joshua ran with their mother, Shelley Bray-Gardner. They still participate in the run today, now in their twenties. (Photo : Courtesy)

The Terry Fox Run in Lennoxville is a long-standing tradition that is slowly creeping towards its 40th anniversary. Hosted at Bishop’s College School (BCS) on Sunday, September 15, the Run constitutes a fond memory for many local children in the area, and especially BCS campus kids. To learn more about the Run’s importance in campus kids’ lives, The Record spoke with Alyssa Bray, daughter of BCS Director of Athletics Jeff Bray and BCS resource teacher Shelley Gardner-Bray. “My first Terry Fox Run was in 1996, when I was just one year old,” said Alyssa, now 23. “Growing up as a BCS kid, you often get involved in many activities, but we always participated in the run every year. As I got older and attended BCS myself, the tradition of running continued. I’ll be running this year again.” Although the Terry Fox Run is a worldwide event, Alyssa believes that it holds a deep meaning in Lennoxville. See full story in the Friday, Sept. 13 edition of The Record

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