Monday, July 28, 2008

Fox and Potter

Doesn't that post title sound like an awesome name for a band? Just think of it, one, a Canadian raising money for cancer research, the other a Brit writing and drawing the most popular children's stories ever. I couldn't tell you what instruments they would play though.

Today would have been Terry Fox's 50th birthday. For those of you not familiar with Terry Fox, check out this post I did a few years ago. I can't express enough his importance as a role model for raising money for cancer research.

Another bit of news about Fox is two-time NBA MVP and well-known Canadian, Steve Nash wants to make a film about Terry Fox. I'm not sure where he's going to fit in film making with basketball but I look forward to seeing the finished project.

As well, Beatrix Potter would have been 142 today. In honour of this I watched "Miss Potter" with Renee Zellweger and Ewan MacGregor. It was a good movie and interesting to see the limits placed upon women in that time period. 'Miss' Potter had to be accompanied everywhere by an older woman because an unmarried woman must not go anywhere unescorted.

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