Local amateur musicians to raise money for a great cause.
For the first time, Edmonton’s best amateur bands will take to the stage at the Pennzoil presents Rock for Dimes battle of the bands fundraiser.
On Sunday, September 22, 2013, seven bands will shake Pawn Shop Live to raise an estimated $10,000 for Edmonton residents with physical disabilities and the local post-polio support group.
Josh Sahunta, A Hundred Years, The McGowan Family Band, Young Progression, Basler, Fear of City and Death by Metal will do battle at the event. Brennan McFaul and Kent Hehr MLA will be on hand a judges, and comedian Danny Martinello will be doing double duty as judge and the evening’s host. Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart, the spokesperson of March of Dimes’ Stroke Recovery Canada® program will make a special guest appearance.
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and will help kick-off Polio Awareness Month which takes place in October. March of Dimes celebrates the month to recognize polio survivors living with the virus’ late effects in the form of post-polio syndrome. Members of the Wildrose Post-Polio Society will be on hand at the event.
“We’re really excited to be holding this fundraiser for the first time in Edmonton, which also takes place in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and a number of cities across Ontario,” says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications. Rock for Dimes will help us grow our programming and serve more people in Edmonton,” she continues.
Pennzoil is the presenting sponsor for Rock for Dimes fundraisers in 2013 to celebrate the collective passion Pennzoil and so many others have for the love of cars and the freedom that people derive from their automobiles.
“Freedom is a sentiment closely associated with the ability to drive an automobile. Yet, this freedom can be taken away if one has disabilities and cannot drive a standard automobile. Pennzoil supports organizations like March of Dimes Canada, which are dedicated to helping people with disabilities regain mobility and freedom,” says Bree Sandlin, Pennzoil Global Brand Manager
Pennzoil is the presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include Airgo, Long & McQuade, Pawn Shop Live and media sponsor Classic Rock K-97.
Doors will open at 6:00pm on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Pawn Shop Live located at 10551 82nd Avenue NW. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/edmonton or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7380.