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Candlelight vigil for Gord Downie in Bobcaygeon

KAWARTHA LAKES-It was under the constellations in Bobcaygeon that about 50 people came together to honour Gord Downie.

Downie, the frontman of The Tragically Hip passed away Tuesday night after a two year battle with brain cancer.

The Tragically Hip song “Bobcaygeon” put the little village on the map in 1999. In August 2016, 6000 people descended on Bobcaygeon for a viewing party for what was believed to the the bands final show.

Read more about the bands ties to the Kawarthas here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2017/10/18/remembering-gord-downie-and-his-ties-to-the-kawartha-lakes/

Watch the vigil here:

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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