Last night I had the honour of attending the Downie Wenjack Fund Appreciation Night in Toronto. The event brought together many of Gord Downie’s friends and supporters of the Fund’s essential work fostering reconciliation and improving the lives of First Peoples.
Everyone who was there was lucky enough to experience together a moment to remember Gord’s life and focus our energies on the issues to which he was so completely dedicated.
With all of Canada, we are mourning the passing of Gord Downie, a true Canadian icon. Though best known for his passion, lyrics and music, Gord was also a committed champion of the environment and Indigenous rights.
Over the years, we had the privilege of working with Gord Downie, who supported our work both personally and professionally. Our paths crossed many times, as when The Tragically Hip bullfrogpowered their tour dates or through his involvement in social causes, from Lake Ontario Waterkeepers to The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Bullfrog Power was proud to have been able to contribute to this latest project by dedicating a Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room as part of our collective commitment to reconciliation.
For all of us at Bullfrog, this is one way that Gord’s legacy will live on. It will continue to remind us of his seemingly limitless capacity to care for the wellbeing of others and encourage us to do more to care for our planet and each other.
In campaigning for reconciliation Gord asked us all to “Do something.” At Bullfrog Power, we’ve started our own reconciliation journey. If you don’t know where to start yours, visit downiewenjack.ca to learn more.
Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power