In 1990, at age 29, Jim Terrion walked across Canada to raise money and awareness for the deaf and hearing-impaired, specifically to help stage the 12th World Winter Games for the Deaf to be held in Calgary. Now, 16 years later, Jim is still raising money and awareness. Each year, he personally visits every business and residence in Prince George to collect pledges for the Terry Fox Run. His enthusiasm and energy are contagious and he has raised almost $400,000 in support of cancer research. Jim is a loved and respected member of the Prince Rupert community and has come to be expected knocking on doors with a “big smile and pledge sheet in hand”.
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