Behind the Scenes

The Huntsville Rehearsals

Days before the first live performance, the Secret Path band travels to Huntsville, Ontario to rehearse in front of the animated film for the first time.

The Secret Path band rehearses in front of the film for the first time

Days before the first live performance, the Secret Path band travels to Hunstville, Ont. to rehearse in front of the animated film for the first time. 2:50

Gord Downie's Secret Path in Concert will make its broadcast premiere on Sunday, October 22 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC TV and streaming at cbc.ca/secretpath, commemorating the 51st anniversary of Chanie Wenjack's death.

Filmed at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on October 21, 2016 with more than 30 members of the Wenjack family in attendance, the one-hour, commercial-free special captures Downie's remarkable and emotional Secret Path live performance with musicians Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers), Dave Hamelin (The Stills) and Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene), interwoven with intimate backstage moments and footage from The Secret Path animated film that premiered on CBC last October.