Gimme The Best!

Are you missing live music concerts? We are too. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, friends have joined me in creating and sharing music videos, as a way to have fun and stay connected. Some projects have been silly, just for laughs, and some more serious and heartfelt. We know we're fortunate to have the health, time and resources to be creative during a pandemic, while so many are suffering.

So, while designed to be silly and bring a smile, we hope this latest video, Gimme The Best!, can also do something more useful. We hope to raise funds to help Canada's most vulnerable people - those who have suffered most - our indigenous people.

In late May, 2021, Canadians learned the sickening news that the remains of 215 Indigenous children had been discovered in a mass grave, in Kamloops, British Columbia. It was the latest reminder of the horrors of Canada's residential school system, set up to assimilate indigenous children. Canada's indigenous people continue to be among the most vulnerable members of our population, particularly indigenous women and children.

Registered as a Canadian charity in March, 2018, The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund was created with the goal of improving the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians. https://vimeo.com/247196482

You can learn more about The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund here. https://downiewenjack.ca/our-story/

As an educator, musician, husband, father, and Canadian, I can think of no better charity to support at this time. I hope our "pandemic rock parody", Gimme The Best!, brings you a smile during these challenging times. If appropriate, please share this video and fundraising effort with your friends, family, and social media contacts. If you can, please donate to this important cause. 

All donations are handled directly by Canadahelps.ca. Donations can be named or anonymous, and are tax deductible.

Thank you!

Sir Rod and friends (Tina, Spencer, and Bernadette!), Ottawa, June 2021

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17 supporters view all

$945 raised of $1,000 goal

1 week, 6 days to go
Fundraiser Ends July 5, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 21, 2021, 2:12 p.m. Vinnie Duncan The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $100.00
Great job! Thank you, from NZ!
June 21, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Deanna McDougall The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
June 19, 2021, 8:24 p.m. Carol Fahie The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
Canadian Centennial Choir Teamwork succeeds in achieving goals . Good Luck to "Gimme the Best" . Thanks Jamie.
June 11, 2021, 3:25 p.m. Anonymous The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
June 8, 2021, 12:26 p.m. Allison Hockin The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
June 8, 2021, 7:33 a.m. Claire Marshall The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
June 7, 2021, 12:16 p.m. Neil Strickland The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $40.00
The indigenous peoples of Canada deserve better lives!
June 6, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Anonymous The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $30.00
June 6, 2021, 3:15 p.m. Ruth Dyck The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
Great Show! Great Cause!
June 6, 2021, 2:31 p.m. Kristina Lillico The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $15.00
June 6, 2021, 9:03 a.m. Anonymous The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $75.00
June 5, 2021, 3:10 p.m. Barbara Booth The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $25.00
June 4, 2021, 1:52 p.m. Valerie Hum The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
Anonymus
June 4, 2021, 12:50 p.m. Anonymous The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $100.00
June 4, 2021, 10:59 a.m. Anonymous The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $100.00
Thanks for doing this, Jamie....er.....I mean 'Sir Rod'!
June 4, 2021, 10:17 a.m. Anonymous The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $60.00
Thanks! Good luck with the fundraiser, hope you reach your goal!
June 4, 2021, midnight Anonymous The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund $50.00
WOW!!! Amazing! Thank you!