Saturday Is “Tragically Hip Day” In Prince George

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Saturday Is "Tragically Hip Day" In Prince George

August 20, mayor Lyn Hall will officially proclaim “Tragically Hip Day” in Prince George! The community is invited to join in a celebration of the iconic Canadian band, which will be wrapping up its tour in its hometown of Kingston, Ontario. From 11 to 2, Canada Games Plaza will host a party complete with music, a photo booth, raffle prizes and barbeque, all to raise funds for brain cancer research. For all the details on the party, click here. Gord Downie’s diagnosis has countless fans to start fundraising for the disease. Local fans are also organizing a screening of Saturday’s concert in Kingston, one of hundreds happening across the country. Matt Hutcheon, a Kingston native, says since he was a teenager, the Hip have been the soundtrack of his life. Starting at 4:30, the Ramada will host the screening. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Click here to claim your ticket.

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