Terry Fox


Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox CC OD (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$750 million has been raised in his name, as of January 2018.[1]

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Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot


The 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot was a public disturbance that occurred in the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The riot broke out immediately after the conclusion of the Boston Bruins‘ win over the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, which won the Stanley Cup for Boston. At least 140 people were reported as injured during the incident, 1 critically;[1][4] at least 4 people were stabbed, 9 police officers were injured, and 101 people were arrested that night.[7][8] In July 2015, four years after the riot, police finished their investigation and recommended the final charges against two suspects, bringing the total to 887 charges laid against 301 people.[9]

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