"It has to keep going without me."

Terry Fox


Inspired by the inaugural Marathon of Hope, Tyler McGregor has set a personal goal of skating his sled 42km in each of Canada’s provinces (for a total of 420km) to raise $100,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation in 2023. Tyler McGregor executed his first Sledge Skate of Hope in February 2021, in which he skated his sled 25km with the goal of raising $25,000 for the foundation, ultimately raising $31,329

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1. Emera Oval – Halifax, Nova Scotia | Tuesday, January 3, 2023

2. Bowness Park – Calgary, Alberta | Saturday, January 21, 2023

3. Windemere Loop – Invermere, British Columbia | Monday, January 23, 2023

4. Patinage en Foret – Lac-des-Loups, Québec | Monday, January 30, 2023

5. Humber River – Deer Lake, Newfoundland | Friday, February 3, 2023

6. Echo Valley Provincial Park – Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan | Thursday, February 9, 2023

7. Nestaweya River Trail at The Forks – Winnipeg, Manitoba | Saturday, February 11, 2023

8. Arrowhead Provincial Park - Huntsville, Ontario | Friday, February 24, 2023

9. Icelynd Skating Trails - Stittsville, Ontario | Sunday, February 26, 2023

10. Woodview Mountain Top - The Blue Mountains, Ontario | Sunday, March 5, 2023


In the spirit of reconciliation, and to celebrate ancestral and traditional lands, The Sledge Skate of Hope acknowledges and honours the peoples and lands of:

Mi'kma'ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Abegweit Mi’kmaq First Nation (Summerside, PEI)

Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3) (Calgary, Alberta)

Ktunaxa, Stoney, Secwépemc (Invermere, British Columbia)

Anishinabe Algonquin Nation (Ottawa, Ontario)

Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin), Anishinabewaki (Lac-des-Loups, Quebec)

Mi’kma’ki, Wabanaki, Wolastoqiyik (Fredericton, New Brunswick)

Beothuk (Deer Lake, Newfoundland)

Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Niitsítpiis-stahkoii, Blackfoot / Niitsítapi, Michif Piyii (Métis) (Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan)

Anishinabewaki, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Michif Piyii (Métis), Cree, Anishininiimowin (Oji-Cree) (Winnipeg, Manitoba)


Tyler McGregor, like many Canadians, grew up with dreams of one day playing professional hockey and representing his country in the game. It could even be said he was well on his way entering his major junior draft year.

However, following a leg injury at the first hockey tournament of the season, a mass was discovered at the place of the fracture on Tyler’s leg, and he was soon after diagnosed with Spindle Cell Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Tyler and his family were given the devastating news that Tyler’s leg would have to be amputated above the knee to save his life.

Tyler remembers that moment being most devastating because he realized his hockey career would be over… or so he thought. Tyler even recalls getting home from the hospital and immediately throwing on all his hockey gear, to make sure they still fit.

It was shortly after that a local coach approached Tyler to introduce him to the game of Para Ice Hockey, an iteration of the game Tyler loved, that could hopefully provide him an outlet to fill the void he felt left by the game. It was during this time, that Tyler really leaned on one of his greatest inspirations, Terry Fox, and his relentless drive to overcome his circumstances.

Today, Tyler McGregor finds himself as Captain of Canada’s National Para Hockey team, and is widely recognized as one the game’s best in the world, representing Canada at multiple World Championships and Winter Paralympic Games to date.

Now, Tyler McGregor look to pay homage to Terry Fox, the Terry Fox Foundation, and the millions of people they have inspired with his own pursuit, the Sledge Skate of Hope.