The annual and traditional Terry Fox run is still scheduled to happen this year despite current restrictions and regulations, but with some changes. All the events will be held virtually and remotely with the chance to do the run and raise funds your own way, with friends and family. Donna White says, “We are asking everyone to register online cause the events are all virtual this year, so go to terryfox.org so you can register to participate in your own community. It allows you to set up your own fundraising page when u register which allows you to send a link to friends and family and ask them to support your fundraising efforts. So, everyone is online this year and virtual.”
The Terry Fox Foundation encourages anyone who wants to participate in raising funds for cancer research to sign up online with friends and family. It’s time to get creative and get outside for a good cause, by either walking, running, hiking or even dancing. Anything to support this great fundraising event would be appreciated. Go to terryfox.org to sign up and create your own fundraising experience!
Surrey RCMP responded to a 911 call on Monday, September 14th at approximately 10pm for a reported shooting in Newton. Upon arrival, it was confirmed that a shooting had in fact occurred and found an unharmed male at the scene.
Corporal Joanie Sidhu reports, “The early indication was that the male victim had been pursued by two men at the time of the shooting and that the parties involved in the shooting are believed to be known to one another and are associated with the Lower Mainland gang conflict.”
Police are investigating a shooting last night in the 12900 block of 65A Avenue. Indications are that this is a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict. No report of injuries, investigation ongoing. pic.twitter.com/hAO50L0f4t
Investigations are still under way for the conflict and no arrests have been made as of yet but the conflict has been linked to gang related activity in the Lower Mainland. However, the Surrey RCMP are diligent and determined in keeping the violence at bay and say that these kinds of conflicts are not to be tolerated in their community.
Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka wore masks during the US Open with names of seven victims of racial injustice to show support for the black lives matter movement. She dedicates her seven matches with seven different masks with seven different names such as Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile and Ahmaud Arbery.
She states, “The point is to make people start talking, I’ve been inside of the bubble, so I don’t really know what’s going on outside in the world. What I can tell is what’s going on on social media and the more retweets something gets, the more people talk about it.” The victim’s families also show their appreciation for her attempt in keeping the movement alive in the media. Even though she has not been the only champion competitor to show support for the movement, even Formula One driver wore a T-shirt demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, these actions are highlighted on social media and get people to keep talking about it.