On Friday, November 24, 2017, Mike Downie, brother of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, and co-Founder of the Downie Wenjack Fund, attended the Victoria Royals game during Downie Wenjack Fund Night.
In advance of this special night, Mike dropped by The Zone to talk to Jon Williams.
In a special pre-game ceremony, Mike Downie was presented with a custom-painted goalie mask by local artist Travis Michael, who has painted all of the Royals’ goalie masks since 2014.
The Downie Wenjack Fund was established as part of Gord Downie’s legacy to bring awareness of the true history of Indigenous People and to generate discussion to forge new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.
Find out more at www.downiewenjack.ca