I spent the weekend listening to new music from Gord Downie, The Sadies & The Conquering Sun, walking around the ice floes off Wolfe Island, and watching migratory birds arrive on the Great Lakes for spring.
I was heeding Pete Seeger’s advice, trying to participate in one of my favourite outdoor spaces.
The experience reminded reminded me of how Gord is emblematic of a powerful wave of leaders who participate in social change while continuing to excel at their chosen craft.
When asked about the new collaboration with The Sadies and his environmental work, Downie put it simply: "Social causes are quite obvious. Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in.”
Artists and Waterkeeper supporters making waves this week:
New album from: Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun
Re-launched Carnegie Hall show by: The National Theatre of the World, Matt Baram, Naomi Snieckus, and Chris Gibbs (April 30th)
New studio show from: artist Stew Jones and his new project Studio House PEC in Prince Edward County
Upcoming new album from: longtime Waterkeeper supporter Dave Bidini (Bidiniband), Motherland (May 27th).
Ongoing exhibit by: Su Sheedy with the Shoreline Shuffle Revisited
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