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Big Music Fest is auctioning off this Canadian flag featuring 45 autographs in memory of Gord Downie starting today

The organizers of the Big Music Fest in Kitchener, Mark and Miriam Higgins, had an idea. They got a Canadian flag and musicians sign it for…something. Bryan Adams, Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Arkells, Burton Cummings, Sam Roberts and more than 40 others eventually put pen to flag.

The result is a one-of-a-kind collector’s item that will be auctioned away on eBay starting now. Whatever money is raised will be presented to Sunnybrook Hospital in memory of Gord Downie on July 3–specifically The Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

Here’s a better look at the flag which measures 31″ x 72″.


And here’s the full list of autographs:

  1. The Tragically Hip
  2. Bryan Adams
  3. Sarah Harmer
  4. Attack in Black
  5. 5 Star Trailer Park
  6. The Arkells
  7. Blue Rodeo — Jim Cuddy
  8. Jimmy Bowskill
  9. The Parlor Mob
  10. Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles
  11. Sam Roberts Band
  12. Burton Cummings and Band
  13. Jann Arden
  14. Metric — Joules Scott-Key
  15. Dragonette
  16. Mariana’s Trench
  17. Three Days Grace
  18. The Sheepdogs
  19. Hedley
  20. David Wilcox
  21. Kim Mitchell
  22. April Wine
  23. Big Sugar — Mr. Chill
  24. Carly Rae Jepsen
  25. Helix
  26. Our Lady Peace
  27. Theory of a Deadman
  28. Collective Soul
  29. Danny Fernandes
  30. Faber Drive
  31. The Trews
  32. Miss Emily
  33. Finger Eleven
  34. Karl Wolf
  35. The New Cities
  36. Down with Webster
  37. I Mother Earth
  38. Rival Sons
  39. Counting Crows
  40. The Wallflowers
  41. Bleeker Ridge
  42. Red Rider
  43. Jack Soul
  44. Rival
  45. Danny Fernandes
  46. Matthew Good
  47. Faber Drive
  48. The Parlor Mob
  49. Josh Groban
  50. Chantal Kreviazuk

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