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Lions Look To Commemorate Marathon of Hope

The Woodstock Lions Club wants to install a commemorative marker in Museum Square.

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Lions Club wants to honour the Marathon of Hope, Canada, and the club itself in the form of a commemoration marker in Museum Square.

Terry Fox is a national icon and the Lion's club has supported the Terry Fox run throughout the years.

Club Member John Versaevel explains why the club wants this plaque, marker, or sculpture in Museum Square.

"In July 16th, 1980 it's where the city of Woodstock greeted Terry Fox in the Marathon of Hope; it is where he was welcomed with open arms. It is a focal point, it is to me what we thought would be the most appropriate place."

Versaevel adds this plaque, marker, or sculpture will be a great way to celebrate Terry Fox, the Lion's Club, and the country.

"The Lions have been committed to the Terry Fox Run for so long and it is such a true Canadian icon that donating something like this to the city for Museum Square would be appropriate."

Woodstock City Council has voted to direct staff to consult with Lions Club representatives to explore the different opportunities for the commemorative marker.

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