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August 16, 2016
Join “Live” Screening of The Tragically Hip Concert

The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration

On Saturday, August 20th, Vancouverites are invited to the Atrium at Woodward’s to catch the live CBC broadcast of The Tragically Hip from their hometown in Kingston, Ontario. If you missed their Vancouver concert, this is an opportunity to be part of history. Hosted by Westbank, the evening will be a celebration of The Tragically Hip and lead singer Gord Downie, now battling cancer.

The concert, broadcast on a 6 metre (20 foot) LCD screen, will be free and give attendees an opportunity to rock out to The Hip, the legendary Canadian rock band that has led the national music scene for more than three decades.

At the screening of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration,” the Canadian Cancer Society will be in attendance, welcoming donations to fund brain cancer research including Glioblastoma – the type of brain cancer Gord Downie is fighting – which is not currently curable. Attendees can also choose to text “FIGHT” to 20222 to make a gift of $10, $20 or $25.

The Charles Bar, a member of the Woodward’s community, will create a beer garden, accessible to those 19 and over, with part proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society and earmarked for brain cancer research.

WHO   The community-at-large is invited to celebrate The Hip and the Canadian music scene. Attendees can register on Eventbrite for free (not mandatory.)

WHERE   Atrium at Woodward’s in Vancouver, accessible via 128 West Hastings Street or 108 West Cordova.

WHEN   Saturday, August 20th – the performance, broadcast live on CBC, begins at 5:30 pm local time. The Atrium, complete with beer garden, will be accessible as of 5:00 pm.

WHY   A celebration of music and community. “The spirit of Woodward’s Community has always been about coming together to create memorable experiences with family and friends in the neighbourhood,” said Shawn Punton, Westbank Project Manager for Woodward’s. “Creating a community event around the The Hip, and all that they have contributed to the music scene, just feels like a natural fit for us.”



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