Burlington is the latest city to announce that it will show the CBC’s broadcast of the final Tragically Hip concert on August.20th.
The free, family-friendly event will happen at Spencer Smith Park.
Councillor Marianne Meed-Ward’s motion was approved this week and authorizes spending up to $12,500 from the tax rate stabilization fund. Matching funds have been committed by the Burlington Downtown Business Association.
Gord Downie, the hip’s lead singer, announced in May that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Hamilton is also expected to show the final concert on August.20th from Gage Park.