Annual battle of the bands raises $6000 for people with disabilities

For Immediate Release – If you weren’t at Saskatoon’s Piggy’s Pub and Grill for the annual Rock for Dimes Saskatoon, you missed a great time.

Seven local performers – Penny Reign, ecilA, Hurricane, Cidne Treen, Zipper Fuel, Phoenix and the Silver Voodoos, and The Noble Liars – rocked for an enthusiastic audience and a panel of celebrity judges, all to support March of Dimes Canada.

It was a tough decision but, in the end, judges Les Boser, Ty Penny, and Lisa Wutch awarded the highly prized Piggy Cup to The Noble Liars. 

Altogether, the event raised more than $6000, all of which will benefit MODC programs for children and adults with disabilities. Specifically, the money will benefit Stroke Recovery Canada® and Conductive Education® 

‘Saskatoon has been really good to us,’ said Dennis Ullman, Associate Director of Special Events and Community Relations for MODC. ‘Since our first Rock for Dimes here, we’ve raised $8,500 to support people with disabilities. That money has a direct and positive impact on a lot of lives. And this year we added another $6000 to our total.’

Sponsors for Rock for Dimes Saskatoon 2017 are: Airgo, Agency 59, Long & McQuade, Piggy's Pub and Grill, Cowtown, Bigway Foods, London Drugs, Safeway, Boston Pizza, Mainstage Urban Clothing, CKOM 650 AM, C95 FM, Rock 102 FM, Global Saskatoon, Tron, Crosson Holdings, Sand and Gravel, Saskatoon Aerocentre, Carlyle Motor Products, 4M Management, A+M Sewer and Water Landscape Services, Bigway Foods, Glenwood Auto Service, Westwind Aviation, David Burlingham Legal Prof. Corp, James Gills Legal Prof. Corp, Burlingham Cuelenaere Legal Prof. Corp, William J. Wardell Legal Prof. Corp, Roland King, W Law Group, Shane Lazarescue, and Linda Lazarescue-King.

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 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
March of Dimes Canada
416.425.3463 ext. 7258

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