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The Terry Fox Story

The Terry Fox Story, starring Eric Fryer as Fox and Robert Duvall as Bill Vigars, is released in Canada after debuting in the United States on HBO on 20 May. It goes on to win five Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture.

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Steve Nash’s “Into the Wind” Premieres at TIFF

“Into the Wind,” an hour-long episode of ESPN’s acclaimed 30 For 30 series co-directed by NBA star Steve Nash, has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I remember being a six-year-old boy and waking up every morning and rushing to the TV to see where Terry was that day,” Nash said at the time, describing Fox as his personal hero. “To see his face hiding the pain and to hear his words disguising the sacrifice was as motivating and as educational an experience as I’ve ever had.” The episode airs on ESPN on 28 September.

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Death of Betty Fox

Terry’s mom, Betty, who had established and ran the Terry Fox Foundation with Darrell Fox, dies in a hospice in Chilliwack, BC, after a long illness. Betty had been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.