Bill 42 1998
An Act to proclaim Terry Fox Day
Terry Fox of British Columbia, diagnosed with bone cancer, became a national hero in 1980 when he began a cross-Canada run called the Marathon of Hope to raise funds for cancer research. He ran 40 kilometres every day for 143 days before his disease forced him to stop halfway across the country. His fierce determination and remarkable personal courage captured the hearts of Canadians and raised awareness of the need to find a cure for cancer.
He inspired many Canadians to carry on where he left off. Accordingly, a Terry Fox Run is held in Canada one Sunday each year in September. On that day participants walk, run, jog and bicycle in memory of Terry Fox and his historic Marathon of Hope. Other Canadians around the world also mark that day in a similar manner.
It is appropriate to recognize the day of the Terry Fox Run as Terry Fox Day in Ontario.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Terry Fox Day
1. The following day is proclaimed as Terry Fox Day: the Sunday in September of each year that is,
(a) the second Sunday after Labour Day, if it is not Rosh Hashanah; or
(b) the third Sunday after Labour Day, if the second Sunday after Labour Day is Rosh Hashanah.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3 The short title of this Act is the Terry Fox Day Act, 1998.
Copyright © 1998
Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.