Billy Downey died (b. 1934). He was employed for forty years as a porter/conductor for the Canadian National Railway/Via Rail. He was also the well-known owner (with brother, Graham) of the Arrows Night Club in Halifax — known as “the soul centre of the Maritimes,” and for breaking down the barriers of segregation and providing a venue for world-class performers to play in the city from 1962 to 1979. The club opened first on Creighton Street, moving later to Agricola, then to Brunswick Street. Performers such as Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner and Miriam Makeba performed at the Arrows, as well many local musicians.