By: Austin Owens, Centennial Journalism
Toronto city councillor Paul Ainslie was just 13 years old when he first saw Terry Fox at the Scarborough Civic Centre during the Marathon of Hope. The visit left a lasting impression on Ainslie, so much so, that he arranged for a permanent Terry Fox display to be put up inside the Civic Centre in 2011. After helping with the Terry Fox Run at Cedarbrook Park for the past six years, Ainslie decided to organize Sunday’s event, together with his wife Janet. Ainslie spoke to Centennial Journalism’s Austin Owens about the event, his personal goals, and his experiences with Terry Fox. Listen here.