The Cruisers are Coming Back to Terry Fox 2022!

The Stouffville Terry Fox Run is pleased to welcome the Markham Stouffville Cruisers ‘back’ to the 2022 run on Sunday, Sept. 18, in Memorial Park.

The Cruisers attended the last live run – in 2019 – but their appearance was cut short by rain. (Showers and classic cars do not play well together.)

Club members will display their sweet rides in the downtown park during the pre-run hour, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Local teen band, The Muffin Men will perform. Code Ninjas Stouffville will host a children’s activities tent. Snacks will be served.

Markham Stouffville Cruisers is a registered, non-profit, charitable organization. With roots in Markham and Stouffville, the club welcomes car enthusiasts from all over our province. 

The club hosts a car show at the Royal Canadian Legion in Stouffville every Wednesday night during the summer.

Its primary objective is serving the public good in Ontario. The club has raised thousands of dollars for organizations such as Easter Seals, Markham Food Bank and Stouffville Food Bank, Royal Canadian Legion, Girl Guides, Toy Mountain, War Amps, as well as Yellow Brick House and high school bursaries through its fundraising initiatives.

For more information, go to markhamstouffvillecruisers.com

TERRY T-SHIRT TIME!

You’ve seen them worn by Margaret Atwood, Sidney Crosby, Catherine O’Hara, Ryan Reyonlds, Alessia Cara and Rachel McAdams.

The popular 2022 Terry Fox Run T-shirts have arrived in Stouffville!

Terry Fox Foundation launches 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run with limited edition T-shirt designed by Canadian artist Douglas Coupland (CNW Group/The Terry Fox Foundation)

Short-sleeved.

Youth Medium: $20

Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL: $25

Cash or e-transfer preferred.

Phone or text 416 451 2970 or e-mail sally_sandiford@hotmail.com

Designed by Canadian artist Douglas Coupland in collaboration with the Fox Family, the shirt features a dot-screened portrait of Terry and the words ‘I’m Not a Quitter’ printed on the back.  All proceeds support cancer research in Canada.

Join us for this year’s Stouffville Terry Fox Run in Memorial Park on September 18, 2022! Register today at https://run.terryfox.ca/3091

We are a terry fox town

Terry Fox Way.

After a rare move on September 21 2021, Council waved the Procedural Bylaw and endorsed a resident’s recommendation to rename a street.

In a passionate appeal, local resident Jim Mason asked Council to consider making “Terry Fox Way” the secondary name of Park Drive through Memorial Park. Mr. Mason likened it to the secondary name “Veteran’s Way” on Mostar Street.

Instead of asking staff to study the proposal, Council made the decision on the floor.

Signs will be erected as soon as quotes and sign production is completed.

Mr. Mason, a long-time volunteer with the Terry Fox Run, mentioned that Stouffville has raised more than $2 million since 1982 for cancer research. Terry’s mother, his father, and two of his bothers have all visited Stouffville over the years according to Mason.

The honourary naming would “serve as a regular reminder of how great a Canadian Terry was and of his positive impact on our community,” said Mason. “We are a Terry Fox town.”

2022 Stouffville terry Fox Run Returns to Memorial Park

Local event has raised more than $2.1 million for cancer research since 1982

June 11, 2022, STOUFFVILLE, ON – Save the date, Stouffville. The Terry Fox Run is returning to Memorial Park after a two-year COVID hiatus on Sept. 18, 2022,.

The last run, in 2019, drew approximately 800 participants and volunteers who raised more than $50,000 for cancer research. Since 1982, the Stouffville Run has raised $2.1 million.

“Even during the past two years, when we couldn’t all be together, Stouffville came through in the name of Terry,” said run chair Stacey Fitzpatrick.  “Now, we’re so excited to be able to gather together again.”

In 2020 and 2021, participants were asked to take part virtually within their bubble in their own neighbourhoods.

This year’s run will follow the same 5K course through southern Stouffville that participants have used the past several years. You can run, walk, cycle or rollerblade.

Organizers are again sending a special invitation to Cancer survivors.

“They are the reason we’re all in Memorial Park for the day,” said FitzPatrick. “Seeing all those survivors in their red shirts approach the stage to begin our run every September makes it all so worthwhile for all our participants and volunteers.”

“If you are a survivor or know of one, we want to honour them.”

Survivors are given those special red T-shirts and lawn signs recognizing their survivor status.

Stouffville businesses, service clubs, churches and families are encouraged to form a team, like the 30 teams who took part in the 2019 run. Teams receive special recognition during the event. They can pre-order Terry Fox T-shirts with their team name printed on them. 

To enter a team or register a survivor email tfox.stouffville@gmail.com or call 416-768-6971.

Individuals and teams can register directly at: https://run.terryfox.ca/3091