Local amateur musicians to raise money for a great cause.
For the first time, Winnipeg’s best amateur bands will take to the stage at the Rock for Dimes battle of the bands fundraiser.
On Friday, March 6, 2015, four bands will take to the stage at the West End Cultural Centre to raise an estimated $10,000 for Winnipeg residents living with disabilities and the Movement Centre of Manitoba.
The Healthy Strokes, 5 Shade of Grey, Apollo 5 and Frostbite will be doing battle. The emcee for the evening will be CITI FM On-Air Personality Howard Mandshein, and judging are musician and producer Chris Burke-Gaffney, musician Mark Reeves, music therapist Katy Jacobs, and Movement Centre of Manitoba conductor Chris Martin.
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and the Movement Centre of Manitoba.
“We’re really excited to be holding this fundraiser for the first time in Winnipeg which also takes place in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, 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 Winnipeg,” she continues.
Sponsors include the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, 92 CITI FM, Airgo, The Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc., Winnipeg Sun, Agency 59, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Vantage Mobility (VMI), Long and McQuade, Inlett and Sun Media.
Doors will open at 7:00pm on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the West End Cultural Centre – Ventura Concert Hall, located at 586 Ellice Avenue. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and are available online or at the door. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/winnipeg or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7380.