The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons were visited by Fred Fox (top row, second from right), the brother of Terry Fox, last month. The Dragons organize the annual Terry Fox Run in Nelson. Photo submitted

Brother of Terry Fox visits Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

Fred Fox was in Nelson to speak with paddlers who are cancer survivors

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragon boat paddlers were recently privileged to meet with the brother of Terry Fox during a visit to Nelson.

Fred Fox met with members of the Rhythm Dragons who organize the annual Nelson Terry Fox Run, to discuss the Nelson event and talk about future plans for the run as the 40th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope draws near (2020). Fred also spoke with several paddlers who are cancer survivors and have benefited from the work of the Terry Fox Research Institute.

Fred and his friend Don Hubert participated in a dragonboat practice on Kootenay Lake on a beautiful Sunday morning with breakfast following at Finley’s Bar and Grill, a generous supporter of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons.

The Nelson Annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the run start at 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at terryfox.org

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