September 28th is the Terry Fox Run. Every year Canadian students honour Terry’s spirit in his cause to fight cancer. In supporting this event you are carrying on his dream.
“I’ve said to people before that I’m going to do my very best to make it, I’m not going to give up. But I might not make it… if I don’t, the Marathon of Hope better continue.” Terry Fox
This past month, Mrs. Pacheco was lucky enough to go and see the Terry Fox Exhibition at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria BC. She was amazed by all that she saw, including his prosthetic leg, the shorts he wore and the running shoes he wore on his journey! She has some photos below, to share with everyone.
As this year Orange Shirt Day falls on a Saturday, Nechako Elementary School students and teachers will be commemorating this day on Friday, September 29, 2017.
(the date was incorrectly published as September 29 in the school newsletter)
The Importance of Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage… Continue reading