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Secret Path now available online!


Secret Path now available online!

Secret Path – is the new album and animated video by Gord Downie, frontman from The Tragically Hip. As you may know, Downie has recently been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and wants to use his celebrity and this multimedia project to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, an indigenous Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from a residential school, hoping to reach his family 600 kilometres away. The project consists of a solo album, a graphic novel and animated film, all the proceeds from which Downie will be donating to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. 
Barrie Public Library is honoured to bring you this very special title online through Hoopla in music and video. Haven’t heard of hoopla? hoopla is a digital media service provided to you, our patron, through which you may access and enjoy over half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV,Music Albums, eAudiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone!. 
To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, simply visit