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Up Cannabis Hosts Hip Doobie Doobie Doo Event

The New Farm in Creemore, ON, hosted an all-day party yesterday designed to boost the profile of the burgeoning pot producer. With members of The Tragically Hip on hand, The Glorious Sons and City and Colour entertained over 200 attendees.

Up Cannabis Hosts Hip Doobie Doobie Doo Event

By Kerry Doole

Yesterday (June 3), over 200 guests trekked to The New Farm in Creemore, ON, for an ambitious and undeniably expensive day in the country courtesy of Up Cannabis and The Tragically Hip, investors in and celebrity spokespersons for the company.


Designed to boost the profile of the brand as the full legalization of cannabis approaches on Oct. 17, the event certainly succeeded in attracting a high-powered guest list. Those we spied included Denise Donlon, Steve Jordan, Michael Hollett, Alan Reid, Kim Stockwood, Iain Taylor, Amanda Power of Unison, and Neville Quinlan and Cheryl Link of Peermusic. Many music, food, and cannabis scribes were also in attendance.

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Guests were treated to a lavish 'cannabis-inspired' dinner from five Toronto celebrity chefs, and the craft cocktails and Ontario beer and wine flowed freely. Co-owner Gillian Files conducted a tour of the organic farm,  followed with a Cannabis 101 session. There, Gord Sinclair of The Hip declared "I'm a fan of marijuana," then introduced five new strains that Up Cannabis will market. All named after Tragically Hip songs, they are Eldorado, Morning Moon, Grace, Gems, and 50MC (Mission Cap).

Sinclair's bandmates Paul Langlois and Rob Baker were in attendance, alongside Hip managers Bernie Breen and Patrick Sambrook. Performing in a big barn, Kingston rockers The Glorious Sons invigorated the crowd, with City and Colour closing out proceedings in fittingly mellow fashion. The event is another indication of the potential for significant interaction between the Canadian music and cannabis industries.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse

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Neil Young's Love Earth Tour Will Take Him Throughout Canada

The Canadian icon is bringing his Love Earth Tour with Crazy Horse to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Burnaby. He's also added a second date at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, accompanying the release of his new album, FU##IN' UP.

Neil Young is showing some love to Canadian cities on his Love Earth tour. While his original tour announcement featured just one stop in his home country, in Toronto's Budweiser Stage, he's now announced dates in Manitoba, Alberta and B.C., as well as a second show at Toronto's Budweiser Stage, in response to "incredible fan demand."

The original tour was set to kick off in San Diego at the end of April and finish in Chicago in May. These five new dates pick things back up in July, with stops in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Young's hometown of Winnipeg. The tour finishes at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby B.C.

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