Gord Downie calls on Canadians to honour Chanie Wenjack.
Gord Downie on Chanie Wenjack and reconciliation: “It’s up to all of you…”
Gord Downie never met Chanie Wenjack. “But his story lives inside me,” he says. ‘His story is Canada’s story.” We were moved by the opportunity to bring Chanie’s story to WE Day audiences in Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax and honoured to work with Downie and his brother Mike on the video we share here. “Standing with you at WE Day, I see a new path opening up,” Downie says. “A path to reconciliation. It’s up to all of you to take us where we need to go … to help us close the distance between us.”