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Congratulations to the entire Prince Andrew Learning Community for their efforts to complete the Marathon of Hope that was run by Terry Fox 40 years ago! Not only did we accumulate the 5373 km Terry accomplished by our target date of October 31st, we persevered the last week and a half and completed the Across Canada trek Terry Fox originally set out to do. (7821 km) Our grand total was 8391.51 km.
A special thank you to our family members and our virtual students who participated by sending in their totals each week. It took a great effort from our whole learning community but we were successful. We are so proud of all of you for your perseverence and dediction to make this a reality. Mrs. King's grade 6 class travelled the farthest totaling 1808.33 km in 7 weeks. Congratulations to all!
A Summary of our Journey:
Week 1: 1515.36 km We started in St. John's, Newfoundland and travelled though Gander and Port-Aux-Basques into Nova Scotia. We made it through Sheet Harbour and Dartmouth ending just shy of PEI.
Week 2: 1398.1 km Travelled to PEI and then to NewBrunswick travelling through Bristol and onto Highway 185 in Quebec and through Quebec City stopping just before Montreal.
Week 3: 1144.45 km Travelled through Montreal into Ontario through Hawkesbury, Toronto, and Hamilton stoping just shy of Gravenhurst.
Week 4: 935.74 km Travelled through Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa ending in Terrace Bay.
Week 5: 726 km Reached our goal of Thunder Bay (5373 km) and continued across Canada making it almost to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Week 6: 783.9 km Continued the trek across Canada through Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and making it to the Alberta/Manitoba border.
Week 7: 814.18 km Made it to Victoria BC and beyond traveling a total of 8391.51 km. Congratulations All!
This was a great experience and kept the children busy at recess and some of our families busy at home. When you put your mind to it, you can do anything! What next?