Terry Fox Secondary School

Coordinates: 49°15′47″N 122°44′53″W / 49.263°N 122.748°W / 49.263; -122.748
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Terry Fox Secondary School
1260 Riverwood Gate

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Coordinates49°15′47″N 122°44′53″W / 49.263°N 122.748°W / 49.263; -122.748
TypeSecondary school
Motto"We Pursue Excellence"
School boardSchool District 43 Coquitlam
SuperintendentMrs. Patricia Gartland
Area trusteeMr. Michael Thomas
School number04343136
PrincipalMr David Starr
Enrollment1526[1] (2015/16)
Colour(s)Black & Red   
Team nameTerry Fox Ravens
Last updated: September 28, 2015

Terry Fox Secondary School is a school with approximately 1550 students in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. The original building was built in the 1950s under the name "Port Coquitlam Senior Secondary" for grades 11 and 12. In 1986,[2] it was renamed Terry Fox Senior Secondary School after 1976 graduate Terry Fox. The "Senior" was dropped from the name after a restructuring by Coquitlam School District 43, when junior high schools were replaced by middle schools.

Terry Fox Secondary's Code of Conduct is compatible with the District Code of Conduct, The BC Human Rights Code, and they also acknowledge their own four pillars of Leadership, Integrity, Kindness, and Perseverance.

In 1999, to help deal with the growing population, the school was relocated to a new, larger building, several kilometres away on Riverwood Gate. However, the new building quickly became overpopulated as well, and is now home to 17 portables. Fox offers a wide variety of academic courses and programs at all levels. Creating community is always a focus with dynamic leadership courses and initiatives to build connections in and out of our building. The school offers many honors classes as well as Advanced Placement and Co-op programs and Ace It programs. The School has respected athletic programs, namely in basketball and football, and is usually ranked in both sports.[3]

The Terry Fox football team has also taken part in an exchange with the football team from St. Mark Catholic High School (Ottawa) from Manotick, Ontario since 2009.

The Terry Fox Theatre, a privately run operation, formerly run by the school itself, adjoins the north side of the school. The school is noted for its many musicals and plays including You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Footloose, Hair, The Wedding Singer and Jesus Christ Superstar, Tough, Daddy's Home, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Of Mice and Men and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In 2010, Terry Fox Secondary became District Champions of "MetFest" with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, going on to represent Terry Fox Secondary at the Sears British Columbia Drama Festival] where they were awarded 'Best Actor in a Leading Role - Female', 'Special Merit Award for Musical Virtuosity', and 'Best Ensemble/ Choreography'. In 2011, Terry Fox's show "Am I Blue" became District Champions at "MetFest".

Provincial championships[edit]

Year Team
1989 Senior Boys AA Football
1993 Senior Boys AAA Basketball
1994 Senior Boys AAA Basketball
2006 Junior Boys AAA Football
2006 Senior Boys AAA Football
2007 Junior Boys AAA Football
2008 Senior Boys AAA Football
2012 Senior Boys AAA Basketball
2012 Junior Boys AAA Football
2016 Senior Boys AAA Football
2019 Junior Girls Basketball
2022 Senior Girls AAAA Basketball

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Grad Class Notability
Bret Anderson 1993 Former BC Lions slot back
Sandy Beveridge 1999 Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats safety
Sukh Chungh 2010 Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman
Lynn Colliar 1985 Anchor of Global BC's Morning News
Terry Fox 1976 Ran the Marathon of Hope, namesake of the school
Con Kudaba 2005 2008 Olympian ( Beijing ) Canadian National Water Polo Team
Pia Guerra 1990 Comic book artist
Jamall Lee 2005 Ed Herberts award recipient, 2006 BCAA AAA Provincial All Star, Football Athlete of the Year, BC Lions Running Back
Rachel Marsden 1992 Political commentator, Columnist, CNN contributor, Fox News co-host
Dan Payne 1984 Canadian Football League offensive linesman and Olympic wrestler
Christopher Rinke 1978 Olympic wrestler. 1984 Bronze medalist in the Men's Freestyle Middleweight (82 kg) category
Steve Skroce 1991 Comic book and movie storyboard artist
Chris Szarka 1993 Former Saskatchewan Roughriders fullback
Ian Tracey 1982 Actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Intelligence, Huckleberry Finn and His Friends)
Keanu Pires 2009 Actor (The Sandlot: Heading Home)
Brittany Rogers 2011 Olympic Gymnast
Whitney Peak 2021 Actress (Gossip Girl, Home Before Dark, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)


  1. ^ "Student Statistics - Terry Fox Secondary" (PDF). May 2016. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Port Coquitlam Secondary". March 2016.
  3. ^ BC High School Boys - AAA Ranking (Feb. 21, 2008)

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