Every year, schools around the country talk about the example that Terry Fox provides our students. His struggles to raise awareness of cancer while fighting his own battle with the disease was a true example of courage, perseverance and optimism. Three of the character traits that we teach our students and hope they can apply in their own lives when facing their own challenges. Since September's character trait focus is "courage" Terry regularly comes up as one of our national heroes that displays this trait in all he did.
This year marks the 26th year that Westminster will be participating in the annual Terry Fox walk/run at school. On September 30th all our students will be running or walking the perimeter of the grounds behind the school. We are asking all those who wish to donate at least $2 a "Toonie for Terry" to send it into school before that day. These funds will go to the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research. You can also make your contributions online from our school website or at www.terryfox.org. Over the last 25 years WPS has raised over $14,000! That's an awesome achievement we hope to continue.
Also, on September 30th, we ask all students and staff to wear yellow in honour of Terry and to show school spirit. Go Westminster! Let's run for Terry!