Five ‘Legacy Rooms’ Announced for Halifax

Five Halifax venues are taking up Tragically Hip rocker Gord Downie’s call for Canadians to do more to promote dialogue and reconciliation with Aboriginal people. The Legacy Room initiative, part of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, announced new locations yesterday. They include a Halifax private school, a university, an accounting outlet, a restaurant and a development firm. Charlene Bearhead, co-chairwoman of the fund, says the rooms are for conversations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and raise awareness of the legacy of residential schools.