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Terry Fox Run at COI 2014

On Thursday, September 25, Children of Integrity Montessori Academy joined millions of students across Canada for the Terry Fox National School Run Day.

We began in the gym where we did a short warm up before the run and discussed our school wide theme “Seeds of Compassion” for 2014-2015.  Thank you to Ms. Terry for leading us through our Zumba warm up and thank you Susan for leading the school assembly!

We are grateful to everyone who helped raise money to this great cause.  This year, Children of Integrity raised $755 for the Terry Fox Foundation!  Amazing!

 

Watch our highlight at:

http://vimeo.com/107289149

 

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Every September thousands of people, in 60 different countries, take to the streets to run and to continue the dream of a single man. Who could have inspired such participation and what was his cause? The man was our very own Canadian, Terry Fox and the cause was to raise money for cancer research. It began when Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. His right leg was amputated six inches above the right knee. Always an athlete, once Terry recovered he resolved to run across Canada with the goal of collecting one dollar for every Canadian. Terry began his “Marathon of Hope” on April 12, 1980 as he dipped his artificial foot in the Atlantic Ocean. He hoped to dip the same foot in the Pacific at the end of his run. However, the grueling pace that Terry set for himself, through rain or shine, was cut short when doctors discovered that cancer had spread to his lungs.

Terry died one month before his 23rd birthday. The Marathon of Hope had collected $24.17 million, enough to have met his goal.

Terry’s heroic perseverance is honoured through numerous awards and research grants. Funds have continued to be raised for cancer research as more and more people join in the annual run that Terry began.

 

Summer Camp Fun

Summer Camp at COI was so much fun this year!
Weeks 1 and 2, the children became scientists and discovered facts about erupting volcanoes, ice melts and gooey goops! “Mad Scientists” provided an in-school field trip experience with the children digging for dinosaur bones and learning about prehistoric animals. It was a huge success!
Weeks 3 and 4, our campers put on their chef’s hats and baked and cooked healthy foods and snacks. Our field trip to Cobs Bread was a tasty hands-on experience where children learned about behind-the-scenes operations of a bakery and made their own delicious pizzas!
Weeks 5 and 6 just ended! The children have enjoying fishing, playing with water balloons, splashing and soaking to beat the summer heat!
A big thank you to the parent volunteers who helped drive us on our field trip.
We are already looking forward to next year’s fun-filled summer camp experience!

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