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A National Celebration in Grand Falls-Windsor, but you need an invite

Greg Forward, left, and Joey Maloney (pictured during a recent benefit show at St. Joseph’s Parish) will open the event this Saturday at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium which marks the end of the line for the Tragically Hip.
Greg Forward, left, and Joey Maloney (pictured during a recent benefit show at St. Joseph’s Parish) will open the event this Saturday at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium which marks the end of the line for the Tragically Hip.

GRAND FALLS -WINDSOR, N.L. - More than 1,200 tickets have already been picked up for the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor’s upcoming screening of CBC’s production of, The Tragically Hip’s: A National Celebration.

The town joined forces with Canadian Cancer Society-Newfoundland and Labrador Division to screen the Aug. 20th concert - the last hurrah for one of Canada’s top rock bands for nearly three decades.

The band’s front man, Gord Downie, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year. This will be the group’s final tour.

Doors will open for this celebration at 7 p.m..

After announcing a limited run of only 2,000 tickets will be available, the town received tremendous response to the event.

“When you look at the statistics, they’re really great,” Director of Parks and Recreation, Keith Antle, told the Advertiser Tuesday.

The town will also host an event this Thursday, also at Joe Byrne, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. where the remaining 800 tickets will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.

Saturday’s event will kick off at 7:15 pm with locals Joey Maloney and Greg Forward paying tribute to the Tragically Hip.

At 8:30 p.m. is the CBC and the Tragically Hip (concert) on the big screens.

After the screening there will be entertainment for the remainder of the evening by local musician Chris Feener.

All tickets to the event are free, attendees must be 19 years of age or older.

The town joined forces with Canadian Cancer Society-Newfoundland and Labrador Division to screen the Aug. 20th concert - the last hurrah for one of Canada’s top rock bands for nearly three decades.

The band’s front man, Gord Downie, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year. This will be the group’s final tour.

Doors will open for this celebration at 7 p.m..

After announcing a limited run of only 2,000 tickets will be available, the town received tremendous response to the event.

“When you look at the statistics, they’re really great,” Director of Parks and Recreation, Keith Antle, told the Advertiser Tuesday.

The town will also host an event this Thursday, also at Joe Byrne, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. where the remaining 800 tickets will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.

Saturday’s event will kick off at 7:15 pm with locals Joey Maloney and Greg Forward paying tribute to the Tragically Hip.

At 8:30 p.m. is the CBC and the Tragically Hip (concert) on the big screens.

After the screening there will be entertainment for the remainder of the evening by local musician Chris Feener.

All tickets to the event are free, attendees must be 19 years of age or older.

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