Pre-Event Festivities

Terry Fox Post-it Art Competition

The SFU Burnaby Terry Fox Coordinating Committee is pleased to announce its launch of the Post-it Art Competition. In the spirit of Terry Fox and as a lead up to the run on Friday September 29th, we are inviting all students, staff, and faculty groups to come together to create artwork along the theme of  Terry Fox using Post-it Notes. We hope that by doing this, we can carry on the legacy of Terry Fox, provide awareness of his campaign as well as bring together the SFU community in a creative wellness activity.

Each group that enters will be given a pre-designated space to work with on the windows in Blusson Hall. The top three teams with the most creative art will be contacted through the team captain by October 3rd.

To enter, please fill out this form

THE LAST DAY TO ENTER IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st AT 11:59PM. Teams will have from Monday September 25 to Thursday September 28 to create their post-it art!

Contest rules:

  • One window per team
  • Maximum of 6 members per group
  • No equipment for aiding reach (e.g. Ladder, chair, stool…etc)
  • Be considerate of surroundings. Keep voices to a minimum if classes are in session
  • Teams will be responsible for taking down the art by the following Monday after the Terry Fox Run

Any questions in regards to the competition may be directed to Cara Bethel at

Individuals/Teams will be provided with a basic supply of post-it notes to work with and are welcome to use their own supplies. 

We strongly urge you register your team ASAP as there are limited spots. Teams will be contacted on Friday, September 22 to confirm their spot and be provided with more details. We look forward to seeing you create!

Prizes to be won!

Terry Fox Wall of Hope

Come drop by Student Central on Monday September 25th from 11am – 1pm to take part in SFU’s very first Wall of Hope! We encourage anyone passing by to post a positive message in support of Terry Fox and his cause.

*Post-it notes will be provided.

Can't make it on the 25th? Come drop by anytime Student Central is open during the week of September 25-29 and talk to one of our staff members at the front desk who can provide you with post-it notes and give you access to the wall.

Terry Fox Climb Challenge

Lets climb together to conquer Burnaby Mountain and find a cure for cancer!

Who: You!

What: We are challenging the SFU Campus community to climb the equivalent distance of our run route - 4.5km or 500 Climbs!  This is a fun way to show your spirit ahead of the Walk/Run, try out the new climbing wall and donate to cancer research.

Where: SFU Climbing Wall - Central Gymnasium - Lorne Davies Complex

When: now through Fri. Sept. 29th

How: To participate, purchase a climbing pass or membership from the Recreation Office.  Tally each climb you make on the Mountainscape displayed beside the Climbing Wall in the Central Gymnasium (Lorne Davies Complex).

Climb by Donation: SFU Athletics & Recreation is also offering "Toonies for Terry Climbing" on Tuesday, Sept. 19,  Tuesday, Sept 26 & Friday, Sept. 29 (1-3pm).  All donations on these days go to the Terry Fox Foundation!

Tips For Terry

Lets climb together to conquer Burnaby Mountain and find a cure for cancer!

On Friday, September 22nd, the staff at Club Ilia will donate all Tips received to the Terry Fox Foundation. Join us to kick-off our donor match campaign and silent auction fundraiser! Check out their Facebook event here!

Club Ilia will match every dollar raised up to $10,000! Doubling the impact of your gift for cancer research!