Rock for Dimes Halifax - Country Rocks

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Event date: 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 19:00
Name of Organization: 
March of Dimes Canada
Contact Email: 
Location: 
Halifax

On Friday, October 30, 2015, local amateur musicians will take up their instruments to battle for the title of "Halifax's Best" at Rock for Dimes Halifax, a battle of the bands fundraiser. This is the tenth year for the fundraiser. Close to $250,000 has been raised to date in Halifax at this annual event.

This year's costume-musical theme for the “two stages” event will be Country Rocks, where bands will pay tribute to their favourite country artists. Toy Shed (Marc Belliveau & Friends), The Showcase Showdowns (Cox & Palmer), Gene featuring Jean (Pressé Mason), The Goldilocks Effect (Burchells LLP), Terminal Road (N.S. Dept. of Justice), Red C (McInnes Cooper), and Project 501 (Stewart McKelvey) will be competing at the event, at the same time showcasing their talents to music industry professionals.

Rock for Dimes Halifax benefits March of Dimes Canada's Conductive Education® (CE) Nova Scotia Program, an innovative program that blends elements of education and rehabilitation to improve the independence, mobility and confidence of children with disabilities, and has proven especially beneficial to children with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and developmental apraxia.

National sponsors include:

  • Airgo Medical,
  • Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund,
  • SunMedia,
  • Vantage Mobility (VMI) and
  • Agency59.

Additional sponsors include:

  • Cunard Centre,
  • BIRD,
  • Long & McQuade,
  • Scotiabank and
  • media sponsors Q104 and The Coast. 

March of Dimes Canada is also seeking volunteers to sit on a local committee, helping to improve outreach and expand programming throughout Nova Scotia. Interested applicants can email mstewart@marchofdimes.ca for more information.

The event will be preceded by an Opening Doors for People with Disabilities conference, to help raise awareness of local support organizations and services in Atlantic Canada available to people living with disabilities and their caregivers.

Doors will open at 7p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Cunard Centre, Halifax. The event is open to the public.

Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for students.

For more information or to order tickets please visit www.rockfordimes.ca/halifax or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7380. 

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada.