Gord Downie's legacy lives on with special event in St. Catharines

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The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will be hosting a special event to honour the work of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.

'Gord's Legacy: Walking the Path of Reconciliation' will take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. featuring several local artists performing Downie's music and poetry.

The performance will support the Gord Downie/Chanie Wenjack Fund

Mike Downie will also be there to share a few words about his brother's legacy.

After the concert wraps up, a Hip sing-a-long will take place around a sacred fire in the backyard of the PAC.

Community member Fred Bowering lit the flame this morning during a special sunrise ceremony.

Gord Downie passed away two years ago on October 17th.