The Journey so far

Posted by martin.parnell |

Canada Quest for Kids is complete but the journey is far from over. Fund raising for my “Quests for Kids” initiative will continue until December 31st. The goal is to raise $1m by the end of 2014 and so far we are at $652,000. Why not do your own “Quest” and fund raise for Right To Play? To make a donation please go to www.canadaquestforkids.com .

Here is “Canada Quest for Kids” by the numbers:

  • 1 Road trip across Canada.
  • 7 nights camping
  • 9 Guinness World Records set (pending verification)
  • 10 Universities visited
  • 25 days from BC to Newfoundland
  • 2,133 participants in the Guinness World Records
  • 10,085 kms driven across the country
  • 46,431 dollars raised so far for Right To Play

and the incredible effort put forward by the organisers and participants to live Right To Play’s motto: Look after yourself, look after one another.

Waking up this morning I knew there was a price to pay for the four 20 minute shifts I had put in at the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest game of hockey. Everything ached and it was a struggle just getting down the stairs at our B & B for breakfast. Sue and I were heading out of St. John’s but there was something we wanted to do first.

The Terry Fox statue is located at the end of Water Street. The small garden is known as the Terry Fox Mile Zero Memorial Site and is where Terry dipped his toe into the Atlantic Ocean on April 20th 1980 at the start of his “Marathon of Hope”. The statue is slightly larger than life size and behind him his words ring true today as they ever did “I just wish people would realise that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are possible if you try.”

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