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Gord Downie among performers for WE Day Atlantic Canada

The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie will perform solo as part of WE Day Atlantic Canada in Halifax today.
The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie will perform solo as part of WE Day Atlantic Canada in Halifax today.

Halifax, N.S. - Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie will take the stage solo today in Halifax as part of WE Day Atlantic Canada.

Some 8,000 youth and educators will attend the event, which is also streaming live.

Downie will give a performance from his Secret Path project, a grouping of tracks paired with a graphic novel inspired by the story of indigenous youth Chanie Wenjack, in support of The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.

"It's important to recognize all aspects of our history so we can take the steps towards creating a better future," Downie said in a press release.

“Having the opportunity to connect with young people who are passionately working towards a better tomorrow will help us come together to build a united community."

Other speakers and performers taking part in WE Day Atlantic Canada include Margaret Trudeau, Rick Hansen, Joseph Boyden, Kardinal Offishall, Classified and Celebrity Marauders.

WE Days take place around the world.

“Every year, more than 200,000 students, from over 10,000 schools around the globe earn their ticket to WE Day through the yearlong WE Schools program, creating positive impacts at their schools and in their communities,” said WE co-founder Craig Kielburger.

“WE Day Atlantic Canada will unite and celebrate thousands of young leaders who are working passionately for the causes they care about most, creating sustainable change on a local and global level.”

The live stream starts at 10:15 a.m. Newfoundland time and can be viewed at we.org/watchweday.

Some 8,000 youth and educators will attend the event, which is also streaming live.

Downie will give a performance from his Secret Path project, a grouping of tracks paired with a graphic novel inspired by the story of indigenous youth Chanie Wenjack, in support of The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.

"It's important to recognize all aspects of our history so we can take the steps towards creating a better future," Downie said in a press release.

“Having the opportunity to connect with young people who are passionately working towards a better tomorrow will help us come together to build a united community."

Other speakers and performers taking part in WE Day Atlantic Canada include Margaret Trudeau, Rick Hansen, Joseph Boyden, Kardinal Offishall, Classified and Celebrity Marauders.

WE Days take place around the world.

“Every year, more than 200,000 students, from over 10,000 schools around the globe earn their ticket to WE Day through the yearlong WE Schools program, creating positive impacts at their schools and in their communities,” said WE co-founder Craig Kielburger.

“WE Day Atlantic Canada will unite and celebrate thousands of young leaders who are working passionately for the causes they care about most, creating sustainable change on a local and global level.”

The live stream starts at 10:15 a.m. Newfoundland time and can be viewed at we.org/watchweday.

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