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Oprah Winfrey and a Host of Celebrities Attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Oprah Winfrey and a Host of Celebrities Attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

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Oprah Winfrey and David Foster arrive for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala, in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, October 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – The David Foster Foundation’s annual Miracle Gala and Concert that touted a celebrity guest list including Oprah Winfrey and Steven Tyler has come a long way from its roots as a softball tournament.

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney said he was among those running the bases at Foster’s first fundraiser in British Columbia 30 years ago.

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Tragically Hip Fans Bask in Celebration and Sadness at Gord Downie Memorials

Tragically Hip Fans Bask in Celebration and Sadness at Gord Downie Memorials

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Theresa Eagles from Nova Scotia does a smudging for Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip in downtown Kingston, Ont., Wednesday Oct., 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

KINGSTON, Ont. – What began as a subdued memorial for Gord Downie organized by city officials in his Kingston, Ont. hometown erupted into an improvised candlelight vigil on Wednesday night with residents taking over the proceedings.

Tearing a page from the Tragically Hip frontman’s own taste for the unexpected and impromptu, fans paid tribute to the performer with sing-alongs, breakout dance parties and, in one case, broadcasting classic Hip concerts from a flatscreen TV in the back of a van.

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Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dead at Age 53

Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dead at Age 53

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53.

Downie died Tuesday night “with his beloved children and family close by,” the band said in a statement on its website Wednesday morning.

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