On Thursday night, members of Toronto’s music industry came together for a fundraiser in support of the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research. The group attended a Toronto Blue Jays game and gathered beforehand at Steam Whistle Brewery for a pre-game social.
Through beer, snack, and ticket sales, as well as a silent auction, attendees raised $2,100 for the Sunnybrook charity, surpassing the $1,000 goal leading up to the event.
More than 170 tickets were sold to the Blue Jays game, which included a donation to the Downie Fund with purchase. The event was organized by Jon Box of Universal Music Canada, who hopes the event can continue again next year and surpass 200 ticket sales.
The Tragically Hip, one of Canada’s most beloved bands, and recipients of multiple Diamond, Platinum and Gold certifications, conclude their Man Machine Poem Tour this Saturday in the band’s hometown of Kingston, ON. The CBC has announced that it will be broadcasting the August 20 show live from the Rogers K-Rock Centre (located at 1 The Tragically Hip Way) across its television, radio and digital platforms.
A listing of CBC’s broadcast channels showing the concert is available here. The broadcast starts with a pre-show at 8pm EST and The Tragically Hip will begin promptly at 8:30pm EST.
In a touching tribute, staff from Sunnybrook filmed a performance of The Hip classic “Courage” as a thank you to Gord, the band, and everyone who has donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.
In an interview with the CBC, Gord Downie’s chief oncologist, Dr. James Perry, thanked fans for all of their fundraising efforts following Downie’s decision to make his diagnosis public. “I’m really thankful to all of the folks from all of the cities on the tour so far that have held fundraising events outside the venues — you know, house parties, all kinds of things have been going on.” He reportedly likened the response to the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 supporting ALS research.
This wknd marks the 100th anniversary of @TheDanforthMH and you’re invited to join the celebration this Sat., Aug. 17 at 12:30pm in front of the DMH. The @cityoftoronto will be presenting a commemorative plaque to the owners and anniversary cake will be served to all attending!
Congratulations to Toronto's @TheDanforthMH, which turns 100 on Sunday! Read @IhateBenRayner's piece on the Music Hall's rich musical history, and share with us your favourite concert memories from the venue. https://t.co/6y577cD6TN @TorontoStar #TOMusicCity #MusicCities
The Northern Power Summit will take place in Toronto on August 16 & 17. Now in its fourth year, the summit aims to provide education and tools to help Canadian artists and industry professionals develop. For more information and to register, visit: https://t.co/5Yr2cUcIo0 #NPS19
Join us alongside @NANToronto this Friday Aug 9 from 5-7 pm to hear from 4 Womxn working as sound engineers, producers & music journalists as they chat about their experiences as 'Womxn in Music: Behind the Scenes.'#cultureshock #womxninmusic #creativepotluck
Join @NANToronto & @UrbanArtsTO this Friday Aug. 9 from 5-7 pm to hear from 4 #women working as sound engineers,#music #producers & music #journalists as they chat about their experiences as 'Women in Music: Behind the Scenes.'#cultureshock #taf #womeninmusic #creativepotluck
🥁🥁Drum roll please! 🥁🥁 We are pleased to announce the co-hosts for the 2019 #CCMAawards are @dallassmith and @billyraycyrus! Join us in Calgary September 8th 🇨🇦 Tickets available here: https://t.co/rE8xwGlGRu!
#yyc #capturecalgary @TourismCalgary
@Music_Canada @davidrrandall @CMW_Week @RodrigoBravo9 @miramulholland @_DiggingRoots @LorraineSegato Or as Bruce Cockburn sang, "Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight,
"Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight."
If you missed this excellent panel discussion, I highly recommend watching this.
Montreal's @Osheaga Music & Arts Festival returns this weekend to its original site, following a two-year $70 million renovation to the Espace 67 space at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Read @Evenko's Nick Farkas speak with @mtlgazette about the improvements: https://t.co/vFLdp017Gs
London, ON's @Parkjamfestival will feature 40+ artists across 7 nights of music at Harris Park this September, taking the two-day BlockParty festival to a new level for 2019! Grab your tickets before it's too late at https://t.co/iaJ07NqdEz
Can we close the value gap & save Canada's creative middle class? That's at the core of a new report from @Music_Canada & we have Pres & CEO Graham Henderson on this week's #CanadianMusicianPodcast to delve into this & a lot more. On any pod platform or https://t.co/jyjb39yfpU