TORONTO - A Toronto-based singalong collective is inviting Gord Downie fans to honour the late Tragically Hip frontman in song.
Choir! Choir! Choir! is staging a tribute to Downie at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square tonight.
The group says Downie “means so much to so many” and “made us all feel so proud to be Canadian.”
Among the songs to be performed en masse at the event are the Tragically Hip's “Ahead by a Century,” “Bobcaygeon” and “Courage,” and Downie's “The Stranger” off his solo album “Secret Path.”
Choir! Choir! Choir! is asking that those who attend make a minimum donation of $5 to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Downie died last Tuesday at age 53. Nearly two years ago, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an invasive brain tumour with one of the poorest survival rates of any cancer.