4th Annual Rock for Dimes Edmonton!
If you weren't one of the 150 people at On the Rocks, you missed the showdown of the year.
Seven local bands – The Dabs, Keylation, Canadian Coldwater Revival, Sudden Discharge, Josh Sahunta, Raised on Rock, and the §pëkTër§ – flexed their musical muscles for an enthusiastic audience and a panel of celebrity judges, and supported March of Dimes Canada while they did.
Picking a winner was tough, but Sudden Discharge edged out the competition to win the coveted title of Edmonton's best corporate band.
Altogether, the event raised an impressive $5,000, all of which will benefit MODC programs for children and adults with disabilities. The money will support local Polio/Post-Polio services, Conductive Education, and Aphasia Camp Edmonton programs.
"Edmonton is always such a fun event," said Dennis Ullman, Associate Director of Special Events and Community Relations, Fund Development for MODC. "It's a generous city, and that's why we can keep offering our programs and services here."
For the first time, MODC brought its Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative to Edmonton. The program provided five deserving recipients with a customized tablet that includes apps chosen to help them communicate and live more independently.
"Technology becomes a tool, when it's deployed correctly. Most of us use tablets for fun or convenience, but they can also be pathways to independence," Ullman added.
We would like to thank our very generous sponsors Long & McQuade, Airgo Medical, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Agency59, On the Rocks, Lafarge Holcim, AM 630 CHED and Global Edmonton.
And we look forward to seeing you back next year!