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Marathon of Hope van on display

WATERLOO REGION - The iconic Ford E250 Econoline van that travelled with Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope will be on display to the public at two locations this summer to help celebrate Drayton Entertainment’s world-premiere production of Marathon of Hope: The Musical this fall.

The van, owned by the Fox Family and normally housed at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, is on display to the public, free of charge, at Bustard Chrysler in Waterloo until July 31. 

It will then be displayed at Heffner Lexus Toyota in Kitchener from Aug. 1 to Sept. 11.

The display is made possible by The Terry Fox Centre and the exhibition Terry Fox - Running to the Heart of Canada.

“This beige van is more than just a vehicle; it’s a piece of Canadian history,” said Alex Mustakas, artistic director of Drayton Entertainment.

The vehicle was loaned to the Marathon of Hope by Ford Canada in 1980 and customized by Funcraft. 

Marathon of Hope: The Musical is on stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from Oct. 5 to 30. This landmark event in Canadian theatre examines and celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit with unflinching honesty, grit and grace as it chronicles Fox’s unprecedented cross-Canada marathon.

For more information about the Terry Fox van and Marathon of Hope: The Musical visit www.marathonofhopethemusical.com.

July 8, 2016

 
 

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