GORDON LIGHTFOOT HONOURED WITH BRONZE SCULPTURE IN ORILLIA

Oct 23, 2015

By Jane Brown

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Gordon Lightfoot will honoured today in his hometown of Orillia. The 76 year old legendary Canadian singer-songwriter is expected to attend the unveiling of a bronze sculpture, called Golden Leaves, a Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot.

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Artist Timothy Schmalz of St. Jacobs, Ontario, created the four-metre-high bronze work for the Gordon Lightfoot Trail.

The sculpture is being gifted to the City of Orillia, by the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation.

It’s one of many honours Gordon Lightfoot has received in his lifetime.

He’s won five Grammy nominations and 17 Juno Awards for his hits, which include If You Could Read My Mind and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

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