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The Tragically Hip Release the 'Courage Mask' to Raise Money for the Unison Benevolent Fund

The Tragically Hip have released the newly-created Courage Mask, with all proceeds going directly to Unison Benevolent Fund – an assistance program that provides discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis.

The reusable non-medical cloth masks are available for purchase for $15 via www.thehip.com/gift-shop/store. Since the onslaught of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, Unison has received an overwhelming number of requests for assistance from the music community, seeing a more than 5,500% increase in applications.

“Dear all, by popular demand and sad necessity we want to introduce the new Courage Mask,” says The Tragically Hip. “All proceeds from sales will go directly to the Unison Benevolent Fund. Formed over ten years ago, the Unison Fund provides emergency financial assistance to musicians and their crew members during their time of need. With venues shuttered and tours cancelled for the foreseeable future, the need has never been greater. Please spare a thought and prayer for all folks in the arts during these difficult times. Thanks for the support and thanks for wearing a mask! Stay safe.”

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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