Back in May, thehip.com released a statement that the band’s front man and Canadian music icon Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Shortly after the announcement, The Tragically Hip revealed a Canada wide tour. A true celebration of Gord Downie and over 30 years of Tragically Hip music.
The final show is scheduled for Saturday, August 20th in the Tragically Hip’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Many communities throughout Canada will be holding events and broadcasting the concert. Sarnia is doing the same.
K106.3, The Station Music Hall and APEX I.T. Solution is proud to present “That Night In Sarnia”. A FREE public event that will begin at 6:00p.m. in Canatara Park with Tragically Hip videos and concert footage displayed on two large 30′ video screens. At 7:00p.m., local band “The Room” will take the stage and warm up the crowd with an hour of Tragically Hip music. At 8:30p.m., the CBC broadcast will begin. The park will be open for general lawn seating where attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray. A beer tent and several food vendors will also be onsite; as well, limited edition event t-shirts will be on sale (pre-order yours today for only $20. see below).
Even though this is a FREE event, donations are being accepted and split between the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research and the Bluewater Health Foundation. 100% of the proceeds from the beverage and t-shirts sales and a portion of the food sales will be donated to the charities.
The city of Sarnia will be offering 1$ shuttle service for the event. Shuttles are scheduled to run from downtown and the Northgate plaza until 1:40 p.m., dovetailing with free transfers to and from normal ride services.
Any funds recouped beyond the cost for extending bus service for the shuttles will be donated to the Bluewater Health Foundation and the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, city officials said.