Rock for Dimes Edmonton 2014


Edmonton’s best amateur bands will take to the stage at the Rock for Dimes battle of the bands fundraiser. 

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, nine bands will shake On The Rocks to raise an estimated $10,000 for Edmonton residents with physical disabilities and local peer support groups. 
 
Josh Sahunta, A Hundred Years, Rob Taylor Project, Stephanie Harpe Experience, Basler, Keylation, True North, Hungry Hollow and Bad Communicators will do battle at the event. 

Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart, the spokesperson of March of Dimes Canadas’ Stroke Recovery Canada® program will make a special guest appearance. The Honourable Naresh Bhardwaj, Associate Minister - Services for Persons with Disabilities will also be on hand to discuss the importance of disability support in Edmonton.
 
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. 
 
“We’re really excited to be holding this fundraiser for the second 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.
 
Sponsors include Airgo, Long & McQuade, On The Rocks, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Eco Medical Equipment and League of Rock.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21st at On The Rocks located at 11740 Jasper Ave. NW. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/edmonton​ or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7380.

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