Sudbury celebrates Stompin' Tom Connors on Saturday night with new music video
'He was a part of history and he was a great songwriter,' young fan says
Phoenix Wilson was not born back then, but he still came with his parents to pay tribute to the beloved Canadian musician.
"Because he was a part of history and he was a great songwriter," Wilson said.
The free, family-friendly event was organized by the tavern, Downtown Sudbury and local businessman Colin Firth.
Sudbury more than 'just bingo and Inco and drinking'
"We're not just bingo and Inco and drinking. We are a very cosmopolitan, world class community."
People in Sudbury are still trying to turn a page on the elements of the song, tavern manager Paul Loewenberg said.
"To me it's a snapshot of a very distant past, but it's flattering that one of the great songs by one of Canada's great songwriters is about us," Loewenberg said.
"I think it will always be a humbling reminder to us in Sudbury to stay true to our working roots and not take things for granted."
The completed music video premieres this coming Saturday night in Sudbury