Erin Fox, who is the niece of the late Terry Fox, started off the annual Terry Fox Run in Selkirk by cutting the official ribbon.
Erin followed in her grandfather’s footstep when Rolly Fox cut the official ribbon in Selkirk a few years earlier.
“I’m really excited to be here today,” Erin said. “We’ve got members our family spread out across the provinces in this amazing country.”
Terry was born in Manitoba and spent his first few years of living in the keystone province.
“I’m really excited to be in Manitoba because it’s a really special place in our hearts,” Erin said.
Selkirk mayor Larry Johannson said he looks forward to the Terry Fox Run in Selkirk each and every year.
“This is one of the events that I look forward to so much every year because it’s so exciting. It’s such a good cause. I want to thank all of the organizers, all of the volunteers,” Johannson said. “We’re so fortunate in this community that we have such good spirit, good volunteers. When people want to champion something, they champion it. They come out and they declare it as their own and they work hard at it.”