Darrell Fox to Officially Open Corn Maze in Honour of Terry Fox
For those over forty, it is hard to believe it has been 35 years since the determined Terry Fox launched his Marathon of Hope campaign to raise money for cancer research. To honour this special anniversary, Chip and Tom Hunter were excited to incorporate the iconic figure of Terry Fox in their annual 6-acre corn maze.
When shown the aerial photograph, Gwen Smith-Walsh, the New Brunswick-PEI Director of the Terry Fox Foundation, was utterly amazed. This larger than life image of Terry is especially impressive as it is just metres from the road that he ran along so many years ago.
“What a pleasant surprise to find out that there is also a Terry Fox maze in Atlantic Canada”, Terry’s younger brother and travel companion, Darrell, commented when first notified. “I would enjoy a visit to the Hunter Brothers Farm and the Terry Fox Maze if the opportunity exists”, he added. As luck would have it, Darrell did make time in his travel plans to the Maritimes and will be in Florenceville-Bristol on Wednesday, September 16th to officially open the maze at 4 p.m. Hunter Brothers invite the public to explore the maze with all proceeds on this special day going to the Terry Fox Foundation. As with all the mazes, there is an educational component. Chip Hunter’s wife, Shelley, created ten multiple-choice trivia questions about Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. These questions are hidden in the maze; the challenge is finding them all.
This year’s tribute to Terry Fox joins the ranks of their many popular mazes: The Beatles, Secretariat’s Triple Crown, John Deere’s 175th anniversary, Sesame Street’s 40th anniversary, tribute the Montreal Canadiens’ 100th season, a tribute to NHL Hockey Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy, the Acadian’s 400th anniversary, a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers and many more.
For more information, consult their website at www.hunterbrothers.ca or their Facebook page, HunterBrothersFarm.