Two years ago, Canada lost one of its most beloved music icons, Gord Downie. While battling brain cancer, he spent what little time he had left highlighting Indigenous issues. Inspired by Chanie Wenjack, Gord and his brother Mike made the film Secret Path, which tells the story of the 12-year-old’s tragic death trying to escape from an Ontario residential school. Gord’s no longer with us, but his legacy lives on through the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Another way Gord’s legacy continues is through the annual Secret Path Benefit Concert. Secret Path Live is a re-creation of the 2016 performances that brought together renowned musicians to share the Chanie Wenjack story through an immersive multimedia experience.
In the video clip above, Mike sits down with the hosts of The Social to tell us more about his brother’s legacy and the upcoming concert. For ticket info, or to support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, head to this website.