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Dartmouth brewery to mark anniversary of Gord Downie's death

New Scotland Brewing Co. will be showing the Hip's final show on their big screen
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Frontman of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, centre, leads the band through a concert in Vancouver, Sunday, July, 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A local brewery will be giving Tragically Hip fans an opportunity to remember the band's iconic lead singer.

Gord Downie died at age 53 from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, on Oct. 17, 2017.

New Scotland Brewing Co. will be showing the Hip's final show on their big screen, which originally broadcast live across the country in August of 2016.

"We are huge Tragically Hip fans, we have been all our lives," said the brewery's co-founder Scott Saccary.

They thought it would be a fitting tribute to gather fans together to mark the day.

"It really is a Canadian band. I actually put [the DVD] on earlier to see if the sound was working and it was giving me chills watching the show," said Saccary. 

Saccary said they have room for 50 people and plan to have the speakers cranked up.

The 2 hour and 45 minute concert starts running at 7 p.m. 


Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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