September 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Featuring Mike Downie, award-winning documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack fund, plus special musical guest, William Prince.
Let’s come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope on Orange Shirt Day!
This event will inspire and entertain you. Join us live and IG Wealth Management will make a $20 donation* on your behalf to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
– Hear how Mike and his brother, Gord Downie, started the Secret Path project to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack.
– Enjoy music by Juno Award-winning artist, William Prince from the Peguis First Nation
– Discover what Mike thinks Canadians like you can do to become an ally for people affected by residential schools
*IG Wealth Management will donate $20 per live event attendee to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, up to a maximum donation of $40,000.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
A celebrated and inspirational storyteller, Downie takes his audiences on a ride that explores how our stories define us, remind us of our past, and shape our future, both as individuals and as a nation.
One story in particular has been life-changing for Downie — Chanie Wenjack, an Ojibway boy who died while running away from his residential school. Downie told the tragic tale to his brother Gord and the two vowed to find a way to share this story with the world.
Before his career in film and television, Downie worked as a deep shaft miner in Northern Ontario; a medical researcher at McGill University; a junior economist in Toronto; and as a windsurfing instructor in the US Virgin Islands. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Queen’s University, and an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business.
“Gord and I spent our lives learning, again and again, the power in a story, everyone’s story.”
Canadian Juno award-winning country-folk Singer/Songwriter
William Prince rose to national attention when his debut alburm, Earthly Days, won the Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year in 2017.
A member of the Peguis First Nation near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Prince is also a part-time member of the indigenous rock group, Indian City, with whom he recorded and performed prior to his solo success. Prince counts Chief Peguis as a direct ancestor. His father was a preacher and a musician, and many of his first musical experiences are rooted in playing alongside his father in church.