Rock for Dimes Montreal turns 10!

10th annual battle of the bands raises more than $18,000 for local programs

For Immediate Release – Tenth time’s the charm! If you weren’t at the Theatre Corona for Rock for Dimes Montreal 2016, you missed the showdown of the year and a decade of rocking out for March of Dimes Canada.

Seven local bands – Miss M & The Gents, The Cellar Rats, MTL, The Sharx, Exiled on the Main, pS, and Nobody’s Business – flexed their musical muscles for an enthusiastic audience and a panel of judges, and supported Montrealers with disabilities while they did.

Picking a winner was tough, but Miss M & the Gents edged out their competition to win the coveted title of Montreal’s best corporate band. 

Rock for Dimes Montreal raised over $18,000, all of which will benefit March of Dimes Canada programs for children and adults with disabilities. The money will stay here in Montreal, supporting Stroke Recovery Canada® and Conductive Education®.

“Montreal has been hosting this event for a decade, now,’ said Dennis Ullman, Associate Director of Special Events and Community Relations, Fund Development with March of Dimes Canada, ‘and the generosity here helps us to support Montrealers with disabilities.”

For the second year in a row, two individuals with disabilities received a customized tablet through MODC’s Assistive Mobile Technology Program. Pierre Provencher and Johanne Boivin were selected by a local volunteer committee to receive the tablets, which will be loaded with apps to help them communicate and live more independently. 

“Technology can open up so many doors, when used correctly. To most of us, tablets are fun or convenient, but they can also be pathways to independence,” Ullman added. 

Our very generous sponsors are: Centre Hyperbare, CIBC Wood Gundy, CI Investments, Delmar International Inc., Echelon Wealth Partners, Espace Libre, Fidelity Investments, Laird Plastics, Manulife Financial (Manuvie), Montreal Stroke Club Chapter, MTL,, Theatre Corona, Tormax, Prep Academy Tutors, CHOM 97 7, Inspirations, Global News, Airgo Medical, Long & McQuade, Agency 59, and the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.

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 or call 1-800-263-3463.   


For more information, please contact:
Tina Siegel, Public Relations and Media Coordinator
Tel: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7258
Cell: 416-606-0541

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