The Terry Fox Foundation has unveiled the original van used by Fox during his Marathon of Hope in 1980, following extensive restoration by Ford of Canada. The van will be the focus of a Canadian tour that begins this Sunday.
The Terry Fox Foundation has unveiled the original van used by Fox during his Marathon of Hope in 1980, following extensive restoration by Ford of Canada. The van will be the focus of a Canadian tour that begins this Sunday.. Click image to enlarge

Oakville, Ontario – The Terry Fox Foundation has unveiled the original van used by Fox during his Marathon of Hope in 1980, following extensive restoration by Ford of Canada. The van will be the focus of a Canadian tour that begins this Sunday.

The van was found, after its whereabouts being unknown for the last 28 years, when Terry Fox’s brother Darrell followed up on a tip and acquired the van. It was picked up and shipped from Burnaby, British Columbia to a custom auto shop in Bradford, Ontario. Work began in April and took over 1,000 labour hours to complete.

“We were honoured to be invited by The Terry Fox Foundation to take on this special project,” said Barry Engle, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. “What Terry Fox accomplished in 1980 remains an enduring part of Canadian history, and at Ford of Canada, we are proud to have a role in this next chapter of Terry’s ongoing legacy.”

The van will leave St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 25 on a tour produced and organized with the support of employees of Scotia McLeod. It will travel cross-country, making stops at hosted events and arriving in Victoria, B.C. to coincide with this year’s start of the annual Terry Fox Run. For more information, visit TourOfHope.ca.

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