All News September 12, 2019

Looking forward to seeing you at Curriculum Night tonight at 6:30 pm!


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Terry Fox was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and forced to have his right leg amputated in 1977.

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While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Called the Marathon of Hope, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. On September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay. Cancer had spread to his lungs. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22. To date, over $750 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name. For the past 25 years, students and staff at The York School have come together as a community to keep Terry’s dream alive and to help fund cancer research by raising a total of $301,985.98 for this important cause. It is our goal to raise $5,000 dollars this year to add to our fundraising efforts.

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The York School honours Terry with a school-wide run that joins both schools in a run up to, and along, the Beltline. To ensure an orderly flow and to avoid bottlenecks along the course, we are planning for a staggered start on this year’s run. All runs start at the Junior School Playground.

Grades 6 & 7 will join their JK/SK buddies at 1:30 in the Junior School Playground. After a warm up, they will head out together through the cemetery to the Beltline.
Grades 8 & 9 will join grades 1 & 3 at 2:00.
Grade 10 & 12 will join with grades 4 & 5 at 2:30.

Students and staff are invited to wear York athletic casual, house shirts or past or current Terry Fox shirts.

Parents! Come join in on the fun! Meet us in the Junior School Playground at your child’s allotted run time.

Parents with pets, please meet us at the gates of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Yonge.

The Terry Fox activities are expected wrap up at the Junior School at 3:30, so there will be lots of excitement at the pick-up area. Please drive with care when entering the kiss-and-ride to pick up your child.

The run for Terry will be rain or shine. Fill up your water bottle, and let’s carry on with Terry’s legacy!

Junior School Athletic Practice Schedule Fall 2019

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Pick Up and Drop Off

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