The vigil started small, but soon grew with more musicians joining. The musically inclined took turns leading the crowd through some of Tragically Hip’s most renowned tunes.
Watch: Ottawa citizens gather at Parliament and perform, “Blow at High Dough” in honour of Gord.
Ottawa is taking beautiful measures to pay their respects to Tragically Hip frontman. This next performance will give you chills.
Watch: Ottawa guitarist leads locals through, “Bobcaygeon” on the steps of Parliament.
Liberal MP, Darren Fisher notes that the candlelight vigil continues today on the steps of Parliament.
The musical tributes continue as noted by Senate worker, Chloe Fedio, who captured the Peace Tower Carillon playing fan favourite, Bobcaygeon.
Ottawan Arlene Perly Rae tweeted out a beautiful view of the flag at half mast from her hotel window.
Global National Correspondent, Mike Le Couteur tweeted out his own lasting words, referencing Gord’s performance in Ottawa in the summer of 2016.
Gord Downie passed away Tuesday night (October 17th, 2017) of brain cancer. He was 53. Visit our Gord Downie tribute page for further insights. We celebrate his life, and the way in which his music and humanitarian efforts changed ours.