Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

27sep10:00 am10:20 amVirtual EventMeet Terry FoxElizabeth MacLeod, Jeff Szpirglas10:00 am - 10:20 am EST

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A reading with author Elizabeth MacLeod from Meet Terry Fox. Ages 4-7.

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Elizabeth MacLeod

Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of many Canadian nonfiction titles including the Canada Close Up series titles Canadian Government, Canada’s Trees and Canadian Money in addition to the award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series and Canada Year-By-Year. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Jeff Szpirglas

Jeff Szpirglas is the author of over 20 books for young readers, including the recent “Tales From Beyond The Brain” series from Orca and the “Countdown to Danger” series from Scholastic Canada. He writes about films and film music for Rue Morgue Magazine, including the just-released Planet Wax: Classic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtracks on Vinyl from 1984 Publishing. Amazingly he also finds the time to be a) husband, b) father, and c) full time classroom teacher. Follow him, if you dare, at jeffszpirglas.com.


Meet Terry Fox

Terry Fox’s remarkable story, just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope!
In Meet Terry Fox, the legendary story of how Terry Fox came to run the Marathon of Hope is chronicled: —his love of sports as a child and teenager; his devastating bone cancer diagnosis; the hospital stay that inspired him to do something to raise awareness about this disease; the poignant moment he dipped his artificial leg in the waters of St. John’s, Newfoundland; and the heartbreaking moment he ended his run. This was also the moment his truly inspiring legacy began.

AuthorElizabeth MacLeod


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 10:20 am EST