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Bob Bossin returns to Innis to perform “Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk” as part of 50th Anniversary

bossin performs at innis collegeAs part of the continuing 50th anniversary celebrations, Innis College was delighted to be the exclusive host for Bob Bossin’s Toronto performances of his one-man musical, Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk. Based on the story of his father Davy Bossin, a colourful character in the gambling underworld and Jewish subculture of Toronto the Good in the 1930s and 1940s, Bob drew sold-out crowds for each of his six nights at the Deluxe Studio Theatre. The performances also served as a week-long reunion as many of Innis’ earliest graduates returned to their alma mater to celebrate and reconnect.

Bob Bossin performs at the Innis College Groundbreaking Event in 1973

Bob Bossin (second from left) performs at the 1973 Groundbreaking Ceremony for Innis College




A noted graduate of the College, Bob is an award-winning folksinger, writer and performer that now makes Gabriola Island off Vancouver Island his home. He is the founder and front-man of the legendary Stringband and has been performing all over the world since the early 1970’s.

To read a complete bio of Bob Bossin, click here.

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