Fucking guy ran a marathon everyday for 4 months straight. Complete animal.
Growing up as a kid we learned about Terry Fox and how he was a great man. Then I became an adult and realized he was certainly that, but also just a kid. Watching his documentary as an adult is one of the few times I've wept since childhood.
Wow, I had no idea they had met each other.
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I always loved how my High-school “Rick Hansen Secondary School” is on a street called Dream Crest and down the street crosses with Terry Fox Way. A daily reminder of their Perseverance. Love them both!
Terry fox is a national hero
Terry Fox is such a legend.
The blood and sweat he put in for such a cause is beyond admirable.
Had the honour of having Rick Hansen speak at my convocation in May, where he was an honorary degree recipient. He told us about when he met Terry Fox. Such a great guy.
I remember as a little 4 year old being introduce to Terry Fox up while doing the Marathon of Hope at the end of the day when he was in New-Brunswick.My mom tells me the story of me crying not wanting to go near him because I was afraid and lost the chance to probably have my picture taken with this legend
I remember in primary school we used to do the Terry Fox runs. I never took them seriously or appreciated them, as I was a kid. Nowadays, I've realized, this guy was an absolute animal/hero/legend, whatever you wanna call him. God bless his soul
Would be nice if they commemorated him by putting him on the $20 bill. Nah, that's never going to happen.
The Terry Fox Run is the largest single day fundraiser for cancer in the world.
The man in motion. I actually won a contest in my school along with two other students to go meet Rick at some rally. I think I was in grade 5.
As Canadian as is gets right there. Legends.
I didn't realize he was only 22 when he died. I guess I always kind of thought of him as older. I'm 22 now and that just hit hard.
This picture should be in every classroom, every government building, and on the $20 bill. It should be in the main hall of parliament. In a single photo we see an example what true greatness, and selflessness looks like. 2 Canadians who have went through so much, and persevered. Icons.
Impressive pipes on Terry.
As a kid this guy was my role model because he did what he did and I shared a name with him. I hated my name as a kid and thought it was so dumb but when I first learned about him I was so pumped! Someone with my name did all these cool things!
This is a really cool picture .... I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Hansen in the early 2000's while I was attending high school in Prince George .... he was definitely a great person to talk to .... on a side note I don't think his story is told as often as it should be. I mentioned him to my wife and she had no clue who he was at all. Thankfully YouTube was there with a few documentaries to show her as I could never do the story justice
Being from Thunder Bay, where his Marathon of Hope ended, he holds a very important part of pretty much everyone who lives here. We have a great monument in his honour as you enter the city from the east. I drive by it every weekend on my way out to camp. Also pass the marker where he ended his journey at mile 3339. The exact spot where he tied off on a tree to start the next day is now long gone since they twinned the highway. But still a nice reminder.
Wow, is someone chopping onions
Damn was he swole
I wonder who would win in a race
There’s a lot of hero in this photo
I live in Prince George, this is so cool!!
terry fox looks a bit like frodo
I'm just going to leave this NSFW Letterkenny scene about Terry Fox here https://youtu.be/GxRex0wc4wA
Lol my school once went running for him and I thought we were gonna meet him and shit and when we arrived there, i got so pissed cause I had my hopes up and when i came back home I started bitching to my parents about it and my mom deadass laughed at me and told me he wasn’t alive anymore. I got nae naed
Oh wow, Rick looks so young!
Got to love that this was in PG; my hometown. I remember running the Terry Fox run PG all the time and I even got to run a mile with Rick Hansen as well when he came through PG on his man in motion world tour. Super nice guy that Rick Hansen.
The school I went to in Winnipeg did a week long Terry Fox celebration (he use live very close by) it was wonderful. Always been a huge hero to me.
And the road race continues in PG every year My daughter has run in the 1km kids race the last three years. She loves it and the story associated with it
This photo would be absolutely perfect if only it had Steve Fonyo in it, right guys???
I'm a simple man. I see Terry Fox, I upvote.
Is there a GOAT 🐐 sub?
I went to Terry Fox secondary in his home town of Port Coquitlam. Every time I put the football or rugby jersey on I wore it with pride, representing the name on the front, not the back.
What’s a mile
Rick Hansen is coming to my school next year and I can't wait to meet the guy.
Dude peed his pants
Cool. My hometown, and I’m old enough I have a good guess where that picture was taken in PG.
Great job folks!!You making Canadians proud!
built largely by Magellan, in Winnipegwith additional design and testing and manpower from the CSA
they may be the prime contractor but they initially wanted to contract the building and design out to an american company, its only because the CSA forced them to choose a Canadian contractor that it was built in Canada. Work was done by a lot of people. also, yea, MDA is an american company now. Great company, great people.
but uh, you kinda fucked the title by saying "by MDA"
Man, that’s embarrassing....
They all wore the same outfit.
i’ll show myself out
But seriously, this is super cool. We need more Canada up in space!
Ground support from SED Systems, based in Saskatoon.
I hope you enjoy your visit ☺️
May I ask where this is?
It's slower here....but there's nowhere more friendly and open. :)
Love the fence
Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck Cape Breton is pretty cool
Just moved to this beautiful province. Just love it. The people are friendliest I’ve met in the country. Don’t think I’ll be going back to Berta any time soon.
I miss living on the east coast. Spent four years living on the western shore and I can say it is easily one of the most beautiful places I have been in Canada. It felt as if no matter where you went, there was some trail or hiking path that led you to some beautiful scenery. The maritimes and especially Nova Scotia are definitely worth a visit; it is unlikely that you will be disappointed.
You should check out King's Landing in New Brunswick. They relocated a bunch of 1800's buildings into one area during the Mactaquac dam construction, to create a living historical village.
Louisburg? Love that place
Spent last summer on a very loosely scheduled road trip through Nova Scotia, new Brunswick and PEI and it was the best trip of my life. Cape Breton stole the show. I want to go back and spend a whole week there. BC may have beautiful scenery but it can be cold and rugged. Nova Scotia was every bit as beautiful but so warm and inviting. Every time we spent an afternoon exploring we found something incredible.
Also, I love lobster and couldn't drive 4 hours without finding a new "lobster fest" in a small town.
Canada's Ocean Playground. Not many high-level job opportunities though. That is why I sadly left.
Too bad Canada fucked over the Atlantic provinces. All the best buildings are from a bygone era. Canada seems only to benefit upper and lower Canada. Funny how that worked out.
Happy that you came to visit Louisbourg! Hope you had a good time.
Yes enjoy it, I went two years ago and I really liked it!
Hey, if you have time and it's not too far out of your way, and are willing to camp. Look up Meat Cove. Wake up to the sunrise through your tent door, close to the edge of a small cliff over the sea. Decent hiking in the area too, and whale watching.
Enjoy mime and many others homes cape breton is full of wonderful secrets if you know how to look! But also mods we shoukd have a cape breton flair!!! Were capers not nova scotians!
just dont need a doctor
Here is a question. I was just in one of these old buildings that was built in like 1830-ish. In the interior you can see many horizontal wood planks that are kinda randomly put into the wall. Can anyone explain to me what those are for? I assume that when it was constructed it allowed for quicker construction to have a flat area that would spread out evenly on the wall below it before the mortar was fully cured.
If you ever find yourself near Chester, visit The Lordly House Museum, very old house turned into a museum, very cool place to visit!
Ive never been but Id love to travel there. It is truly beautiful from what Ive seen in pictures.
What's with the blue Alien walking by the hole in the fence?
Beautiful and wondrous, with great people. Sadly not enough jobs. I have so many coworkers who came from out east. They'd love to go back, but then they'd be unemployed.
I have a place in pugwash, just beautiful.
visited in the mid nineties and was amazed at how friendly the people were.
hope things are the same!
Welcome to the Maritimes! Make sure to visit the Cabot trail. If you're feeling real adventurous, head to the south west part to a place called Carter's Beach. White sand and clear waters. Can also rent a surfboard if you're into it. Wherever you are in the Maritimes, just remember you can ask anyone for insight or directions. If you carry a conversation with anyone here you will make friends. It's our own little heaven on earth. Enjoy your time and please remember not to litter. Cheers!
If your in halifax shoot me a PM and lets grab a beer!
Yeah. As long as you don't live there, it's a great place to visit.
Went to Halifax, Charlottetown, and Moncton last year! Best trip of my life tbh!
Is the east coast much more impressive in person? Photos of it that people share and gush over never do much for me. Doesn't seem like anything super special.
Look at that tranquility! But I still prefer hiking at west cost :D
I have such fund memory going to Nova scotia and New Brunswisck as a kid. Im thinking about driving to nova scotia this summer, if i ever had enough time i would love to go the NewFoundLand.
If that catches on, Montreal could counterbalance the deforestation of the Amazon basin.
Should have been a hemp plant.
They should put Christmas lights on it. It will probably take root before the pothole is ever fixed.
At least they put cones and it makes spotting the car wrecker easier.
You can always tell it's Grande Prairie when theirs snow in late April and it looks depressing as fuck
You did it, didn’t you OP
Someone in the UK was protesting the unfixed potholes in their area by spraypainting penises on all of them until they were fixed. They got fixed.
Where is this
I feel kind of sorry for the poor tree.
I like how the survey team spray painted a circle around it. Like, without the circle the repair team wouldn't see where the problem is.
Not pictured: massive hubcap eating pothole
The type of vandalism i can get behind, "Canadian graffiti"
Now the people... will know you were there.
throat singing intensifies
Love how butthurt people got over rocks
The invasion has begun
"Everything changed when the Canadians attacked"
Hi, I know you didn't mean anything bad by this and I don't want to be one of those people... so apologies if this comes across that way, it isn't intended to...
the thing is that biologists tell us that stacking rocks can be detrimental to the ecology and wildlife habitat, which is weird because we don't naturally see rocks and think, oh they're really vital for some animal
the best way to enjoy nature and allow others to do the same is by trying to "leave no trace" so if you want to enjoy building standing rock or balancing rock structures, go ahead and then after taking a picture or enjoying your creation, put the rocks back in their original state
My being pedantic: the inuksuk is not necessarily Canadian. Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit and Yupik in Alaska and Greenland also build inuksuks.
Nice way to just completely screw over the ecosystem. /s
Oh way to disrupt the natural environment and you claiming a remote beach in a neo colonial tourist kind of way.
Best to leave rocks alone. They are habitats of little critters.
bold move doing this in thailand
This is basically littering.
Koh Phayam, Thailand. Stumbled onto an isolated beach where the only signs of human presence were some stacked & balanced rocks. We built a little inuksuk, facing home.
That's a tam o' shanter, not a beret. Berets don't have poms nor that band of material flush to the scalp.
Your grandfather was in a Scottish regiment.
Consider cross-posting to /r/canadianForces
I believe you mean to say he was in the Royal Highlanders, 42nd Battalion.
What a nice heirloom. Take good care of it or if you don’t have a proper place for it, donate it to your local war museum or the Canadian War Museum. A lot of my grandfather’s mementos were donated to the latter and were displayed for some time after (if not still on view). I still need to get there.
Additional info and correction: From other comments in other subs this a tam o' shanter (not beret). My Great Grandfather was in the Royal Highlanders, 42nd Battalion.
Thats a balmoral with a red (probably a fancier colour name) hackle.
Source- me (was in a Scottish Regiment for 3 years)
That is the coolest thing you will ever own in your life.
If you have not already, please watch the Peter Jackson documentary : http://putlockers.fm/watch/oxQPlVvn-they-shall-not-grow-old.html
You will appreciate what you are holding in your hands 100 times more when you hear the voices and see the faces of the men who were actually there.
Good for you, treasure it forever....Learn as much as you can and pass it on
This is AWESOME. Don't ever get rid of it!
That’s amazing, history, especially the world wars are so interesting to me.
I just received my Scottish great-great uncle’s trench watch after it was discovered in a pawn shop. He was part of the CEF (forget the exact regiment) and died in Ypres in 1915.
That's a Balmoral
The blackwatch, out of Montreal?
Post this up on the Canadian forces sub pls!
Can you wear it for Remembrance Day? Or only veterans can wear it that day?
Was his name Boone?
Does it fit?
Wow! That is pretty cool! History is great, and even cooler when it has a connection to you personally. If you want to learn more about The Great War in general, I would highly recommend Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. He has a 6 part 20+ hour series on WW1 called “Blueprint for Armageddon”
That’s so insanely cool. Respect to you and your ancestor, bud. Preserve it
It might seem like s silly thought but have you thought about donating it to the regimental museum? An item such as this and the story behind deserves to be seen and heard by as many people as possible.
That's so cool 😎
Tbh I thought you found pot in it.
I'm just going to be completely honest and I say that I thought it was a pie
Whatever the head dress is called, I honour him for his service. They were willing to give all so we can have all.
What province was he from OP?
I’m sorry. But I seriously thought this was a pie.
Reach out to the BW Museum and Archives in Montreal - they're one of the few units that held on to all the documentation from their WW1 battalions (13th, 42nd and 73rd Bns, CEF). They probably have information, and possibly even photos or personal effects, of your grandfather. These would not have made their way to LAC in Ottawa.
Love seeing this kind of stuff.
Cherish that and keep it in your family to remember and pay tribute to. Respect sacrifice your Grandfather gave regardless of the political motivations of the First World War. May God watch over him.
If at any part you feel you wish to depart or get rid of, make sure you donate it to a local legion. May we never forget the monstrosities that he had to witness and or repeat what they so bravely fought against.
looks like a raspberry beret, the kind you buy at a second-hand store
How old is your grandfather?..........….............
That's incredible. Unfortunately my ancestors didn't participate in any wars because religious bullshit but I am always impressed by stories of those that did. There is nothing more honorable than sacrificing your life for others. Your great grandfather was a great example of what it means to be a Canadian.
So he was a canadian scotsman who fought on the english side in france against germans because a jugoslavian shot an austrian in hungary?
More Mr Worldwide than Pitbul.
Why is there a chicken nugget on it?
My great grandfather was Scottish and in the trenches of WW1. I thought he said with the Highlander’s but doesn’t make sense as he was Canadian so maybe I heard wrong as a kid. He told me the Brits always put the colonial forces in front to soak up the shot.
When I visited Pakistan, people who would harass us to carry our bags to the car wouldn't take no for an answer. My family used Canadian tire money for them to stop touching our bags.
You're richer than you think
My Dad had a wallet specifically for carrying his Canadian Tire money; one night we had our van broken into (on an acreage to say the least... takes about five minutes to walk to the car alone, ballsy) and they took his wallet full of CT money. They probably thought they cashed in big until they opened it.
You're riiiich, bitch.
We should vote for Sandy McTire to be on all our national currency as well.
Had to have spent a good $800 to get that one dollar back
This is like $4 but I can see it going to the front of r/Canada lol
I've got a massive wad of dough.. worth about $3.85
They've overhauled the program, now if you buy right things at the right time, you can get a lot back.
I got almost 10% back this way when I was buying tools for my auto maintenance.
I hate the nickels, you get tons of them and I dread holding up a line while they count them all out. So I thought, what if I was go to to the CS desk when it's not busy and have them convert the CT nickels to $2 CT bills. I asked, they said no. I was clear, I'm not trying to trade CTM for cash, CTM to CTM. They won't do it. So I toss the nickels in the donation bin they usually have there but I don't see why they won't convert it.
Now you can give like Santa, after saving like Scrooge!
That's about three fiddy.
Not everyone is mister money bags like you. I only have 50c :(
Not quite enough for a wooden Sher-Wood stick, but you’re almost there!
I love reddit.
Thats how mafia works
Make it rain!
After a decade you have enough to pay for gumball and a screwdriver
They’ll take that at the bar at the Done Right Inn on Queen West in Toronto.
Weird flex but ok
A few years ago before they started using rewards cards to track your CT money, my husband and I would buy all our gas from CT and collect the funny money. We'd save it up until we got to about $50 or so, sort it all out and staple the bills into one dollar stacks so it was easier to count out. The cashiers used to haaaaaaate us when we'd cash in our stash.
My mom saves up her funny money, too, but has the CT credit card. I think she's got around $500 in CT money. Bought a new Xmas tree with it this year and still had some left over.
You have a junk drawer in your car?
I always thought CT was so ballsy for doing this.
"$20 in cash, thank you! And the difference is $9.45. Here is $9 in Canadian currency, plus 45 cents in our monopoly money."
i laugh at everyone who doesn’t know you literally pay for that within the price of everything you purchase there
Here is my stash. Been collecting it for years now.
My wife and I will be visiting Banff again for our 9 year anniversary this weekend. We're both pretty excited as this part of the province is just absolutely breathtaking!
03:00? so the light thats being reflected off the mountain and clouds must be coming from the town then?
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