Rock for Dimes Halifax October 28 2016

Get Ready for Rock for Dimes Halifax 2016! 

Rock for Dimes is a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada's programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Amateur musicians showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals and compete for the title of their city's best corporate band.

Funds raised at Rock for Dimes Halifax will benefit March of Dimes Canada's Conductive Education® Nova Scotia program and Nova Scotia's Aphasia Camps. To date, Rock for Dimes Halifax has raised $273,700 and our goal for 2016 is to raise another $30,000 to top $300,000 that the community of Halifax has raised for people with physical disabilities. With your help, I know we can reach our goal!

Bret "The Hitman" HartThis year we are thrilled to have a VIP guest appearance by Bret "The Hitman" Hart, MODC's Honorary Patron. Come out to Rock for Dimes Halifax early to meet Bret in person!

The  Emcee for the evening will be Q104 On-Air Personality, Tom Bedell, and the judges will include Ana Almeida from CTV Atlantic, Alex Keoghan, from Heartsparks Music Therapy, Anna Zee, Q104 On-Air Personality, and actor, writer, humourist and social activist, Bill Carr.

We thank our national sponsors AirgoLong & McQuade, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund and Agency59, along with our local sponsors Stewart McKelvey, McInnes CooperCox & Palmer, Pressé Mason, IMP Solutions and The Cunard Centre. Please contact us for information about local sponsorship opportunities.

This year's theme is the music of the 90's! So get ready to travel back in time and join us for a great evening of music while supporting a great cause in your community. Come out and support the 11th Anniversary of Rock for Dimes Halifax on October 28, 2016!

Impulse Red C
Terminal Road The Spare Parts

The Showcase Showdowns

Blue M'Oceans

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Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Tablet Giveaway

Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative iPad Giveaway

Do you have a disability that impacts your ability to interact or communicate with others?

March of Dimes Canada is here for you Halifax! Tell us your story and win a customized tablet package that includes an iPad, case, stylus and specialized apps to improve your community access and participation. 

We are inviting residents in Halifax with physical disabilities to tell us their stories showing how they could benefit from a customized tablet and instructions. Up to 8 successful candidates will be awarded a tablet package (Apple iPad tablet, a stylus and a cover/case), plus a pre-paid Apple credit card to purchase and install appropriate apps to meet their needs, for a total value of up to $1,875 at Rock for Dimes Halifax! 

** Applications must be received by October 14, 2016 to qualify. 

Find out more and apply now by going to

 Photos from Rock for Dimes Halifax 2015
Rock for Dimes Halifax 2015
Rock for Dimes Halifax 2015
Rock for Dimes Halifax 2015
View Rock for Dimes Halifax 2015 photos on MODC's Facebook page.

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This event has become March of Dimes Canada's flagship national fundraiser and is now held in communities coast to coast. Since its inception, Rock for Dimes has raised close to $1,350,000 to support March of Dimes Canada's many programs and services for children and adults with physical disabilities. 

Proceeds from Rock for Dimes Halifax 2016 will benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Conductive Education® Nova Scotia program and Nova Scotia's Aphasia Camps. MODC's Conductive Education® Nova Scotia program, is 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.


Platinum Sponsor

Stewart McKelvey

Gold Sponsors

McInnes Cooper


National Sponsors Airgo

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Long & McQuade logo  

Media Sponsors
The Coast - Halifax's Weekly 

Additional Sponsors

Cox & Palmer 

Bank of Montreal 

Presse Mason

IMP Solutions
Cunard Center