OFFICIAL: The Tragically Hip Joins Columbia StrEAT

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Food Truck Fest Is Even More Irresistible

The CBC and The Tragically Hip will present ‘The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration,’ a live screening on Sat, Aug 20th at Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest!

The highly anticipated concert is sure to add an extra dash of excitement to the largest street party in the City of New Westminster. The endless food options and beer gardens lining Columbia Street are the perfect setting for the outdoor show.

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“The live screening of this concert by one of Canada’s best-loved bands combined with the largest food truck festival in North America makes New Westminster the place to be on August 20th,” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “We’re excited to welcome residents and visitors alike to our downtown for this event and very proud to be partnering in support of such an important cause.”

The concert, made possible by the City of New Westminster, is incorporating a major fundraising element, thanks to a partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society.

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“Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, is one of 3,000 Canadians who will face a brain cancer diagnosis this year and we need to do something about that,” says Greg Douglas, Annual Giving Director, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon. “By partnering with the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest we can call on thousands of people to join us in the fight against brain cancer.”

The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest is expecting over 100,000 attendees this year and this presents a tremendous opportunity for the event and the community to leave a lasting legacy towards cancer research. Donations will be accepted in honour of Gord Downie throughout the day.

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DETAILS: concert begins at 5.30pm and will last until 8.30pm. The broadcast will occur on a 27 foot screen at the east end of Columbia Street, past Stephano’s and the Brooklyn Bar & Grill. Free admission.

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