The Canada


In the footsteps of his childhood idol

Terry Fox (world record 13,225km)

Following in the footsteps of Terry Fox, who attempted to cross the country from coast to coast on one leg in 1980 as part of his “Marathon of Hope” to raise funds for cancer research, Steve completed his own crossing of Canada from April to December 2015, covering some 13,225 km from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, Newfoundland. He achieved this feat using 12 disciplines chosen by some youngsters: on foot (walking and running), on bike (road and mountain), on scooter, on jumping stick, on in-line skates, on skis, on snowshoes and on park board (longboard), not to mention wheelchair and adapted bike sections. Our athlete recounts in detail his journey and the various difficulties he encountered along the way, underlining the importance of teamwork and meticulous preparation.

Youth = 1h – 1h15

Adults = 2h

The conference includes

  • Course of the crossing
  • Mother Nature’s challenges
  • Organization
  • Joys and disappointments

You will learn

  • how they must go about surpassing themselves
  • how to prepare for a certain experience, to accomplish something important
  • How to work in a team
  • How to make their dreams come true

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