Local amateur musicians to raise money for a great cause.
On Friday, September 26, musicians will take to the stage at Live Lounge at Sherkston Shores to raise an estimated $5,000 for people living with physical disabilities at the Rock for Dimes fundraiser. This is the fourth time the event has been held at Live Lounge.
Moyralyn, Jeff Poolton and Sir Michael Prince will battle in the solo category while Phuzz and This Time Around will battle it out for the title of Sherkston Shores' best band. Jamie Rankin of Giant FM will be the evening’s host.
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Campers Helping Campers program. Campers Helping Campers is an annual fund raising program that takes place from May-October and involves the generous support of staff, volunteers, campers and members of Camping In Ontario.
Funds raised through Campers Helping Campers are used to support participants in March of Dimes Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Programs. Funds are used to subsidize the costs associated with supporting a person who lives with a disability so they can enjoy a summer camping experience. Costs that are covered include: specialized travel to and from the camp, meals, attendant care, accommodations, supplies and day trips.
“We’re really excited to be holding this fundraiser again at Sherkston Shores, which has been such a supportive location for us – we have held three Rock for Dimes events over the last couple of years," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development for March of Dimes Canada. “Rock for Dimes will help us offer more recreational programming to people with disabilities,” she continues.
Additional sponsors include Airgo Mobility, Long & McQuade, Sherkston Shores, League of Rock, General Coach Canada, Carefree RV Canada, Agency 59 and media sponsor Giant FM.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 at Live Lounge, located at Sherkston Shores, 490 Empire Road. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/sherkstonshores
or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7380.