St Catharine arts centre holding tribute night to Gord Downie

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Published October 6, 2021 at 1:25 pm

Remember the late great Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip fondly?

Then the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines might have a project that will appeal.

The centre is hosting Gord’s Legacy, a free virtual concert honouring Downie’s life and supporting the Downie Wenjack Fund on October 17 at 7 pm.

In keeping with Downie’s life-long commitment to Truth and Reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous community, the centre is asking Hip fans to video their favourite songs or Downie poems and a healthy handful will be part of the livestream

Videos must be submitted by email to [email protected] by October 12.

All submissions must include their name and a song credit, as well as share a ‘thank you Gord,’ or a short message about what Downie’s legacy means to them.

Chosen submissions will be given a $75 honorarium. Donations to the Downie Wenjack Fund are encouraged. The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Not long after the Hip’s final tour ended in Kingston, Downie passed on October 17, 2017 of brain cancer. (Photo courtesy of Honouring Gord Downie Facebook page.)

For more information, go to: https://firstontariopac.ca

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