Edmonton Rocks for March of Dimes Canada!

Annual battle of the bands raises $5000 for charity

For Immediate Release – September, 2016 – If you weren’t one of the 150 people at On the Rocks , you missed the showdown of the year.

Seven local bands – The Dabs, Keylation, Canadian Coldwater Revival, Sudden Discharge, Josh Sahunta, Raised on Rock, and the Spekters – flexed their musical muscles for an enthusiastic audience and a panel of celebrity judges, and supported March of Dimes Canada while they did.

Picking a winner was tough, but Sudden Discharge edged out the competition to win the coveted title of Edmonton’s best corporate band. 

Altogether, the event raised an impressive $5000, all of which will benefit MODC programs for children and adults with disabilities. The money will support local Post-Polio, Stroke Recovery Canada® and Aphasia Camp Edmonton programs.

‘Edmonton is always such a fun event,’ said Dennis Ullman, Associate Director of Special Events and Community Relations, Fund Development for MODC. ‘It’s a generous city, and that’s why we can keep offering our programs and services here.’

For the first time, MODC brought its Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative to Edmonton. The program  provided 5 deserving recipients with a customized tablet that includes apps chosen to help them communicate and live more independently. 

‘Technology becomes a tool, when it’s deployed correctly. Most of us use tablets for fun or convenience, but they can also be pathways to independence,’ Ullman added. 

Our very generous sponsors are: Airgo, Long&McQuade, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Agency 59, Global Edmonton, 630 AM CHED, On the Rocks, and Lafarge Holcim.

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada.  For more information, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca or call 1-800-263-3463.   


For more information, please contact:
Tina Siegel – PR Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
416.425.3463 ext. 7258

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