Thanks to a lack of interest, it appears there won’t be a Terry Fox Run held locally this year. The popular run to raise funds for cancer research will be held across Canada on Sunday, but for the first year in quite some time, there may not be one in Aldergrove.
Long-time Aldergrove run organizer Larry Kydd said there just wasn’t enough interest for him to keep coordinating the event locally.
“I had been doing it for quite a while, about 10 years, but we couldn’t get any real numbers going,” he said.
Kydd said the low turnout over the last few years suggested the Aldergrove run wasn’t going to get too far.
“It was the same small group every year,” he said. “It didn’t appear we were ever going to really get it off the ground.”
Kydd informed the Terry Fox Foundation he wouldn’t be able to coordinate the event this year a while back, but it doesn’t sound like they’ve been able to find anyone else. As of Tuesday, the TerryFox.org website had a link for a run in Aldergrove, but said they were currently looking for a run organizer.
However, there will be runs held Sunday in Abbotsford (at Ellwood Park), Walnut Grove (at the Walnut Grove Community Centre) and Langley City (at the Douglas Park band shell). More information is available at www.terryfox.org/Run/_BritishColumbia_.html