Secret Path Week Kick-Off at The Barrington Steakhouse

Join us on Oct. 17th for dinner and listen to The Hip with fellow fans, ask us about our Legacy Space and enjoy the national launch to Secret Path Week. To learn more email info@barringtonsteakhouse.ca

Support DWF in Halifax at the Barrington Steakhouse during Secret Path Week by visiting barringtonsteakhouse.ca. Make a donation online through our website to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund of $50 or more and we will mail you a $25 gift card (please leave a mailing address in the special instructions).

 

Tragically Hip – Downie Wenjack Tribute Show

Mourning Wood honors Gord Downie’s legacy by performing a Tragically Hip tribute show (live streamed from On The Rocks: https://youtu.be/NH_M0plEjLw) with all money raised donated to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Online auction items will be posted on this page a few days before the show and remain open until Secret Path Week concludes on October 22.
Please send donations via: https://downiewenjack.ca/support-us/

LEGACY – Featuring Twin Flames

Now in its 2nd year at The Rose, LEGACY returns with boundary-pushing contemporary folk duo Twin Flames, Chelsey June (Métis) and Jaaji (Inuk, Mohawk). In his final days, Canadian icon Gord Downie spent his time shining a light on reconciliation with Canada’s First Peoples. Join in our collective reconciliation to promote awareness, education, and thoughtful action. Storytelling and performance come together in this moving concert featuring original music by Twin Flames, with songs that incorporate both Western and traditional music, along with favourite Gord Downie and Tragically Hip songs.

LEGACY SPACE

The Rose is proud to be an official partner of the Legacy Spaces Program

Jessica Perritt – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is an organization which knocks down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. It aims to inspire the next generation of students by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

For Secret Path Week, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Indigenous education featuring Indigenous scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and speakers.  This will be a valuable way to engage your class in reconciliation and encourage your students to “Do Something”!

Jessica is the Sr. Advisor of Indigenous Knowledge at the NWMO and has been instrumental in creating the NWMO’s Indigenous Knowledge policy, upcoming Reconciliation Policy, and liaising with the Council of Elders and Youth. She is member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and a proud Anishnawbekwe (Ojibway women). Her formal education is within western science majoring in Physics and Mathematics and has also received Indigenous education from Elders and knowledge keepers throughout her life. Jessica has brought respect for Indigenous knowledge and worldview to life at the NWMO and her next big project is helping the NWMO take further steps towards its journey in reconciliation, a true example for the rest of Canada.

 

 

Chelsea Vowel – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is an organization which knocks down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. It aims to inspire the next generation of students by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

For Secret Path Week, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Indigenous education featuring Indigenous scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and speakers.  This will be a valuable way to engage your class in reconciliation and encourage your students to “Do Something”!

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, residing in amiskwacîwâskihikan (Edmonton). Mother to six girls, she has a BEd, an LLB, and a MA, and is a Cree language instructor at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, she and her co-host Molly Swain produce the Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space, and co-founded the Métis in Space Land Trust. Chelsea blogs at apihtawikosisan.com and makes legendary bannock.

 

 

Angela Miracle Gladue – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is an organization which knocks down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. It aims to inspire the next generation of students by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

For Secret Path Week, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Indigenous education featuring Indigenous scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and speakers.  This will be a valuable way to engage your class in reconciliation and encourage your students to “Do Something”!

Angela is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and artist from Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta – Treaty 6 territory) and is a member of Frog Lake First Nation. She has over 15 years of professional dance experience as an entertainer and has taught in countless schools, Indigenous communities, youth centres and conferences throughout North America since 2004.

Angela believes in a responsibility to share the knowledge she has gained and continues to pursue dance education while using her existing skills to mentor others so they can succeed. Currently, Angela tours with the Juno Award-winning group A Tribe Called Red and is available for performance opportunities, teaching & speaking engagements.

 

Theland Kicknosway – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is an organization which knocks down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. It aims to inspire the next generation of students by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

For Secret Path Week, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Indigenous education featuring Indigenous scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and speakers.  This will be a valuable way to engage your class in reconciliation and encourage your students to “Do Something”!

Theland Kicknosway is a member of Wolf Clan, of the Potawatami and Cree Nation, from Walpole Island, Bkejwanong Territory in Southern Ontario. He is currently in high school in the Ottawa Region and enjoys offering his gifts of song, dance and voice for all. He is a singer, a grass and hoop dancer, and helps in ceremonies in many places. In November 2015, at just 12 years old, Theland led the incoming Prime Minister and cabinet into the swearing-in ceremony with a drum song.

He has offered his voice and songs for the Indian Residential School Survivors in 2008 and in the closing of the TRC in 2015, and has been a Kairos Blanket Exercise Facilitator for the past seven years. Theland completed his 6th annual MMIWG2S run in Spring 2020 in partnership with Families of Sisters in Spirit, raising awareness of the children left behind in the wake of this crises. He hopes to expand his run to a national scale, and is preparing to run from Victoria, BC to Ottawa, ON in 2021.

Return to Secret Path Live

Join us as we premiere the ‘Return to Secret Path Live’! This is a special broadcast of the benefit concert that took place during Secret Path Week 2019 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. This unforgettable event brought together the original Secret Path band alongside a number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to recreate Gord’s iconic performances. Register now for this special event.

If you’d like to view the broadcast with your friends or family at another time during Secret Path Week, we invite you to register for a viewing party. A shareable link will be emailed to you following registration.

Don’t miss this – ‘Return to Secret Path Live’ will only be available to view until October 22!

Gord’s Legacy – A Free Virtual Experience to Honour Gord Downie

***We are calling on our community to submit a video of YOU performing your favourite Gord Downie/Tragically Hip songs and/or poems! More info below***
A HOT TICKET FREE ONLINE EVENT
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER AT 7PM
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines, ON
With the passing of Gord Downie on 17 October 2017, Canadians lost one of our most beloved music icons.
Gord spent his final days shining a light on the reconciliation with this country’s First Peoples. He asked all Canadians to join the call to action. For the past few years, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) has been honoured to host a group of Canadian artists who have joined our collective reconciliation journey with a concert to promote awareness, education and thoughtful action. This year, with the current realities, we have moved the program online.
We will be inviting special guest artists to share their favourite songs with us. Previous guests have included Tom Wilson, Danny Michel, Royal Wood and more!
We are also calling on our community to submit a video of YOU performing your favourite Gord Downie/Tragically Hip songs and/or poems!
We will choose video submissions to share as part of our virtual concert on Saturday 17 October along with live performances by artists who have been part of previous Gord’s Legacy concerts. We will provide a $75 honorarium to each of the chosen local submissions that will be aired. Local artists who submit a video will also be considered to perform live at future Gord’s Legacy concerts. The goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for a diverse, cross-section of amateur and professional musicians to share in honouring Gord Downie’s music, poetry and artistic work.
FOR SONG SUBMISSION DETAILS, please visit: https://firstontariopac.ca/…/Gord_Downie_Legacy_Concert…
This concert has been an opportunity for our community to come together to raise funds in support of the PAC’s ongoing commitment to the DOWNIE WENJACK FUND.
Inspired by the tragic story of a child who perished in attempts to return home from a Residential School and Gord Downie’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The goal is to help improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians on the true history of Indigenous people in our country.
Secret Path Week is a national movement commemorating the legacies of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack, and takes place annually from October 17-22. This is a meaningful week as October 17th and 22nd respectively mark the dates that Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack joined the spirit world. We call on all Canadians to use Secret Path Week to answer Gord Downie’s call to action, to “Do Something” by creating a reconciliACTION and furthering the conversation about the history of Residential Schools.
We encourage you to make a donation and tune in to the event LIVE!
This HOT TICKET presentation by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is part of our year-round commitment to Celebration of Nations Indigenous featured programming sponsored by Brock University.

Andrea Jane Reid – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is an organization which knocks down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. It aims to inspire the next generation of students by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

For Secret Path Week, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Indigenous education featuring Indigenous scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and speakers.  This will be a valuable way to engage your class in reconciliation and encourage your students to “Do Something”!

Andrea is a fish biologist, diver, and conservationist. Her research blends many kinds of science to study stressed-out fish around the world: East Africa; Southeast Asia; Oceania; and the Pacific Northwest. She strives to engage Indigenous community members as active participants in the research process and is herself a member of the northern, coastal Nisga’a Nation. Andrea has been awarded a NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Grant in support of her work on Pacific salmon bycatch.