NEWS RELEASE: Mayor Matichuk leads Greater Sudbury in mourning Canadian icon Stompin’ Tom Connors


For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mayor Marianne Matichuk was saddened to learn of the passing of Canadian music legend Stompin’ Tom Connors on Wednesday.

“Stompin’ Tom endeared himself to Canadians because he devoted himself and his music to life in Canada,” Mayor Matichuk said.

“He wrote and sang about the things Canadians hold dear, such as hockey. He cared most about being a Canadian … and he will never be forgotten for that.”

One of his most famous songs, Sudbury Saturday Night, written and first recorded in Canada’s Centennial year of 1967, remains recognizable to all Canadians. Though Greater Sudbury has evolved considerably from the company town immortalized in that song, Connors captured compellingly the spirit of our community 45 years ago.

“On behalf of City Council, I ask that we keep Stompin’ Tom’s family in our thoughts,” Mayor Matichuk said.

“Thankfully, he has left us a wonderful body of work to remember him by … And I know we will.”

Media contact:

Mike Whitehouse
Office of the Mayor
City of Greater Sudbury
Phone: 705 674-4455 ext. 2516

E-mail: [email protected]

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