Chippewa students raise money for Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

My North Bay Now – Art was on display, dancers dazzled, and short films were shown at Chippewa Secondary School Tuesday evening…read more.

Celebrating Gord Downie’s Birthday with Acoustic Hip from Starpainters

A Journal of Musical Things – Gord Downie would’ve celebrated his 56th birthday on February 6.

As has become tradition, Buffalo’s Strictly Hip is throwing a party to benefit the Gord Downie & Wenjack Fund, inviting along some friends to help keep Downie’s spirit alive and to answer his call to Do Something in the name of reconciliation…read more.

Thunder Bay elementary school unveils mural as ‘one small piece in larger mosaic’ of reconciliation

CBC – A mural unveiled at an elementary school in Thunder Bay on Wednesday represents one small step on the path to reconciliation, said Eric Fredrickson, the principal of Westmount Public School in the northwestern Ontario city…read more.

Mike Downie visiting U of R to talk Secret Path, importance of reconciliation

Regina Leader-Post – Seven years ago Mike and Gord Downie’s knowledge of Canada’s residential school system was close to nothing…read more.

Maverick School holds a Walk for Wenjack to promote reconciliation

Prarie Post – Students and staff from Maverick High School held a reconciliation walk in downtown Swift Current on Oct. 23 to raise awareness about Chanie Wenjack and the legacy of residential schools…read more.

Waterford walks for Wenjack

Simcor Reformer – Students at Waterford Public School participated in the school’s first Walk for Wenjack event.

Grades 3 through 8 attended an assembly Monday to learn about the story of Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy who died in 1966 at the age of 12 when he escaped a residential school…read more.

Mike Downie says Secret Path Live was ‘powerful’ and he’d ‘love to do it again’

Red Deer Advocate – A brother of the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie says a weekend benefit concert performance of his “Secret Path” album was a “powerful” show and he isn’t ruling out making it an annual event, possibly in different cities…read more.

Gord Downie’s Secret Path concert recreated two years after his death

CTV News – Two years after his death, Gord Downie’s memorable concert performance of his Secret Path album, was recreated by performers in Toronto Saturday night…read more.

Comox Valley Schools first district in Canada to sign all schools to Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund School Legacy program

Comox Valley Record – The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) announced in August that Comox Valley Schools (SD 71) became the first school district in Canada to sign on all schools to the Legacy School project…read more.

Answer Gord Downie’s Call to #DoSomething This Secret Path Week

A Journal of Musical Things – By now, most of us are familiar with the story of Chanie Wenjack, the 12-year-old boy who tried to walk the 600 kilometers home, from the Cecelia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to Ogoki Post on the Marten Falls Reserve. He died a week after his ran away; his body was found on the train tracks where he’d succumbed to starvation and exposure…read more.