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Bobcaygeon Brewing Company supporting one of Gord Downie’s causes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Bobcaygeon Brewing Company has decided to give back to a man who helped put their small community on the map. “Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip have done so much to bring attention to our community, and as we are all big Hip fans at Bobcaygeon Brewing Company, we wanted to honour his legacy and support an extremely worthwhile cause.” Richard Wood, President and Co-founder of Bobcaygeon Brewing Company told Kawartha 411.

To recognize Gord Downie they’ve decided to donate 100% of the profits from their sales at the LCBO this week to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.  This applies to both of their products listed at the LCBO, the Common Loon APA and the Dockside Red Ale.

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is something that Downie spent much of his last few months working on.  The website says it embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples.  “In collaboration with the Wenjack family, the goal of the fund is to continue the conversation that began with Chanie Wenjack’s residential school story, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through a combination of awareness, education and action.”

Gord Downie was the iconic frontman for the quintessential Canadian band The Tragically Hip. He was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago and passed away October 18th at the age of 53. In the aftermath of his diagnosis Downie released The Secret Path. It told the story of 12 year old Chanie Wenjack, who escaped a residential shoolc only to die later of exposure to the elements while trying to find his way home. The album came with a novel and the creation of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Great initiative for a wonderful cause.

 

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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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