Sep 15, 2012 / 10:36 am
There were many grads from OKM who recognized the faces in this picture taken just before Kelowna's first Terry Fox run in 1980.
After compiling your many emails, 12 of the 14 people have been identified, although not everyone was in agreement.
Starting from the left:
1 - Randy Lawrence
2 - Gord Schamerhorn or Jed Whitehouse
3 - Andrew Wynn-Williams
4 - Mike Shasko or Todd English
5 - Liz Thomson
6 - Karen Miller
7 - Darielle Talarico
8 - Steve Jontz or Brent Thorkelson
9 - Brenda Stewart
10 - Michael Bertoia
11 - Bruce Prysunka
12 - Unknown (red poncho)
13 - Mickey Patryluk or Jackie Mendel
14 - Glenda Cross
If you can help solve the mystery of who is in the picture, and have a story to tell about that first Terry Fox run, email email@example.com.
Liz Thomson writes:
I remember it was freezing cold and wet and the run went right by our farm, before Gordon Drive went through and everything was renamed, so it used to be a big corner where Paret Road turned and joined up to Lakeshore Road.
I was so tempted to turn in the driveway and run home instead to get warm but we all finished it. Most of the girls were part of the fieldhockey team at that time and I recall we got to skip practice because we were involved in the run.
I also recall that it was in the days before “running” shoes were different than any other sport shoes and I think I ran the whole thing in canvas converse allstars and others did similar.
We were the first grads to go all the way grade 8-12 in the new school so we were pretty keen to get involved in anything and Bernie Monteleone was a great promoter of fitness and community events.
I don’t think we realized then that it would still be going today!
Thanks for the memories!
Registration for Sunday's run begins at 10:00 a.m., with the event starting at 11:00 a.m.
You can walk, run, or ride your choice of 1.5, 5 or 9 km loops. There's no entry fee and what you donate actually goes to cancer research.
Sign-up or make a donation on-line.
On-line donations receive an immediate tax receipt and save the Terry Fox Foundation 80 cents in processing fees.
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