Rock for Dimes London
London’s Big Battle of the Corporate Bands
On March 29, 2012, six of London’s best amateur bands shook the stage at Smoke-n-Bones to raise close to $10,000 for children and adults with physical disabilities at Rock for Dimes London.
Short Fiction, Ugly Step Sisters, Oui B Jamon, Second Pass, The Collins Barrow Hard at Tax and Duty Calls will compete for bragging rights as London’s best corporate band, at the same time showcasing their talents to guest judges. Retired Chief of Police Murray Faulkner, Scene publisher Bret Downe and CTV 2's Cristina Howorun were the able judges, while FM 96 Host Andrea Dunn will be pulling double duty as the evening’s host and a judge.
In an extremely close contest, Oui B Jamon was chosen the evening's winner, and entertained the crowd with a band jam to close out the show.
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada's programs for children and adults with disabilities in the London area.
"We have such a fantastic relationship with this community, in fact two of our largest programs, our Assistive Devices Program and Home and Vehicle Modification Program are based out of London," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications for March of Dimes Canada. "Because of the amazing people in London, we have been able to grow this event year after year - so to that, I say a big thank you!"
A special thank you to our sponsors: AllSource Depot, Home Health Supplies, London Police, AMG Medical, CTV, Collins Barrow, London Prosthetics, FMC Law, Bluestone Properties, Long & McQuade and Smoke-n-Bones. Thank you as well to Andrea, our judges, volunteers, staff and other supporters. We'll see you next year!