What is Secret Path Week?

Secret Path Week is a national movement commemorating the legacies of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack, and takes place annually from October 17-22. This is a special week as October 17th and 22nd respectively mark the dates that Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack joined the spirit world.

We call on all Canadians to use Secret Path Week to answer Gord Downie’s call to action, to Do Something” by creating a reconciliACTION and furthering the conversation about the history of residential schools.

Find out all the events information happening during Secret Path Week here


Secret Path Week Schedule

The Road to Reconciliation

October 17, 2019  Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: John M Parrott Art Gallery | Belleville, ON

An evening of story and song featuring Gavin Foster. In recognition of Secret Path Week with donations being accepted in support of the Downie Wenjack Fund. Free admission.

Secret Path Movie Screening

October 17, 2019  Time: 7:00 pm

Venue: Saint John Free Public Library, Central Branch | Saint John, NB

Join the Saint John Free Public Library at the Central Branch for a free screening of Secret Path.
For more information, Visit here.

Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie 

October 17, 2019  Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: The Burlington Centre for the Performing Arts | Burlington, ON 

Please join us for a special evening to celebrate the man, the music, and his enduring legacy. Funds raised will go directly to the Downie/Wenjack Fund Legacy. Featuring Twin Flames, DALA, Royal Wood, Peter Katz and more.
For more information please visit the The Burlington Centre for the Performing Arts website here.

Walk for Wenjack

October 18, 2019  Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Venue: Evergreen Brickworks | Toronto, ON

In partnership with Evergreen Brick Works, please join us on Oct 18, 2019 on the land of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (Toronto). Participate in a spiritual walk on the trails next to Evergreen Brick Works.

Gord’s Legacy Concert: Walking the Path of Reconciliation 

October 18, 2019  Time: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm

Venue: First Ontario PAC | St. Catharines, ON

The First Ontario PAC is honored to once again host a group of Canadian artists who have joined our collective reconciliation journey with a concert to promote awareness, education and thoughtful action. Featured artists will include Royal Wood, Tom Wilson, Dala, Kevin Fox and more. Funds raised will go directly to the Downie Wenjack Fund.

Tickets available online. Regular tickets on sale Thur 5 Sept at 10am.

Secret Path Live

October 19, 2019  Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON

Secret Path Live 2019 is a recreation of the 2016 performances that brought together renowned musicians to share the Chanie Wenjack story through an immersive multimedia experience.

Secret Path Live will feature the original Secret Path band alongside special guests Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Roberts, Tanya Tagaq, July Talk, William Prince, Whitehorse, Tom Wilson, and more. Surprise guests, dancers, and artists will come together to create a fully immersive and cultural experience that celebrates Indigenous history and commemorates the lives of Gord and Chanie.

Tickets are available now! Click here to purchase

That Night On The Prairies 2

October 19, 2019  Time: 8:00 pm – 20, 2019 2:00 am

Venue: Louis’ Pub | Saskatoon, SK

The 100th Meridian is returning with A Night On The Prairies 2 –  a night of music and culture, in support of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. The 100th Meridian brings to life the very best of the Tragically Hip and their catalog of music.

Prince George Cougars VS. Swift Current Broncos

October 22, 2019  Time: 7:00 pm – 20, 2019 2:00 am

Venue: CN Centre – Prince George, BC

Who’s playing: Prince George Cougars vs. Swift Current Broncos
Listen to the Tragically Hip, catch our short videos to learn more about the Downie Wenjack Fund, buy our merch, and most importantly… Enjoy the game! Don’t forget to take part in the Puck Toss!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! Use the code: “DWF” for discounted tickets and show your support!


What Our Stakeholders Say

“I feel that we all need to ” do something” in order to bring this dark part of Canadian history to light.

So many of us are unaware of the circumstances, incredible hurt and devastation that the Residential School System has caused indigenous families. Not only were those families ripped apart, and ways of life destroyed, but us as Canadians were ripped off from knowing such a beautiful culture.”

Sonia D’AloisioFounder of So Hip It Hurts, Legacy Space Partner

“As many as 10,000 people a day visit the Killam Library — students, staff, faculty, and community members — making it one of the busiest places on campus.  This high traffic location provides a constant daily reminder of Chanie Wenjack’s tragic story.”

Donna Bourne-TysonUniversity Librarian of Dalhousie, Legacy Space Partner

“An amazing night and a wonderful tribute to #GordDownie and #TragicallyHip. A beautiful way to celebrate Gord, @thehipdotcom and @downiewenjack. Some very strong messages were received and the performances and speeches were stellar. Thank you!”

- Audience member at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie and Legacy Space Launch event

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