Rock for Dimes Halifax October 28 2016

Annual battle of the bands raises $30,000 for local programs!

If you weren’t at Rock for Dimes Halifax 2016 at the Cunard Centre, you missed the showdown of the year and MODC celebrity spokesperson Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.

Eight local bands – Impulse, Red C, Terminal Road, Spare Parts, Gene Featuring Jean, The Showcase Showdowns, and Blue M’Ocean – flexed their musical muscles for an enthusiastic audience and a panel of judges, and supported MODC while they did.

The Showcase Showdowns won the coveted title of Halifax’s best corporate band, while Red C raised the most money.

Congratulations to
Rock for Dimes Halifax 2016
Judges Favourite

The Showcase Showdowns

Showcase Showdowns

Congratulations to
Rock for Dimes Halifax 2016

Top Fundraising Band


Rock for Dimes Halifax raised an impressive total of $30,000, which will benefit children and adults living with disabilities. The money goes towards local Stroke Recovery Canada® and Conductive Education® programs.

This was also the second year MODC ran its Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative in Halifax. Eight individuals with disabilities - Diane MacDonald, Donald Thibodeau, Milena Khazanavicius, Maram Salman, Deborah Murley, Zachary Mitchell, Gerianne Hull, and Stanley Gilbert - 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.

Halifax Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Tablet winners

We thank our very generous sponsors AirgoLong & McQuade, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund and Agency59, Stewart McKelvey, McInnes CooperCox & Palmer, Pressé Mason, IMP Solutions and The Cunard Centre

Thanks, Halifax, and see you in 2017!

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Blue M'Ocean at Rock for Dimes Halifax 2016 Rock for Dimes Halifax 2016 Terminal Road at Rock for Dimes Halifax
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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