Tonight, Eastlink TV and CPAC will bring live coverage of the public memorial from Peterborough, Ontario, for the late Canadian icon, Thomas Charles "Stompin' Tom" Connors.
The musician, best known for songs including Bud the Spud, Sudbury Saturday Night, and The Hockey Song, passed away on March 6 at the age of 77.
Politician Ken Dryden, former governor general Adrienne Clarkson and folk singer/songwriter Sylvia Tyson are among the public figures expected to pay tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors at the public memorial tonight.
The ceremony will be held at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, a hockey arena that Connors spokesman Brian Edwards says will fit roughly 3,800 people for the event.
Edwards confirmed that other speakers will include former EMI president Deane Cameron, Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett and Revenue Minister Gail Shea.
Meanwhile, the roster of performers will also feature former Rheostatics frontman Dave Bidini and two long-time Connors collaborators in Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier.
View the memorial on CPAC and Eastlink channels beginning at 8 p.m.