Secret Path Live
Secret Path Live is a re-creation of the 2016 performances that brought together renowned musicians to share the Chanie Wenjack story through an immersive multimedia experience.
The project, conceived by Gord and Mike Downie, intertwines the music from the Juno award-winning album, graphic novel by Jeff Lemire, and the animated film Secret Path to bring to light the painful legacy of Canada’s residential school system, and the long-suppressed mistreatment of Indigenous children and families, to the national stage. The hope was to start a national conversation and further reconciliation.
Featuring the original Secret Path band, surprise guests, dancers, and artists will come together to create a fully immersive and cultural experience that celebrates Indigenous history and commemorates the lives of Gord and Chanie.
A pre-concert cocktail reception for 250 partners, friends and VIP guests of the Downie Wenjack Fund offered interactive activations, historical facts with the intention to grow and educate their audience and engage sponsors and stakeholders all the while raising funds for the Downie-Wenjack Fund.