One of Saskatoon’s most famous citizens will be honoured next month.
A tribute to musician Joni Mitchell will be held June 10 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Broadway Theatre.
At the event, a plaque will be unveiled in honour of the Louis Riel Coffee House — the Broadway Avenue café where Mitchell played her first paid gig.
Tourism Saskatoon said the plaque was funded by real estate developer Ken Achs, who got his start in business in the Broadway area.
From there, people are invited to walk a route Mitchell often travelled herself while growing up in Saskatoon through the mid-’50s and early ’60s: down Broadway Avenue heading across the Broadway Bridge and over to River Landing.
At 2:30 p.m., a ceremony will be held to name the riverfront pathway along the south side of Spadina Crescent East between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue the “Joni Mitchell Promenade.”
Tourism Saskatoon reported Wednesday that Mitchell will be unable to travel to Saskatoon for the ceremony, but has said she feels honoured by the city’s gesture.