2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser a Winner For Children’s Charities

(Leave Those Kids Alone Band performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. From left band members John-Paul Bonadonna (guitar/vocals), Alex Bonadonna (guitar/vocals), Timothy Hole (guitar/vocals), Addisyn Bonadonna (drums/vocals), and John Dorman (keyboards/vocals). Photo above by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.)

This past Sunday, December 2, RockStar Music Hall hosted the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser for Children’s Charities.

The fundraiser was started in 2018 to raise money to help the family of 13 year old cancer warrior Kaleb Houle deal with medical expenses and to ease financial burdens allowing them to be with him during his battle. Unfortunately the courageous young man succumbed to the rare form of lymphoma before the fundraiser was held. The event went on and the focus became that of a celebration of Kaleb’s life.

A couple of months ago, Tea Party drummer Jeff Burrows approached Kaleb’s parents, Devin and Jennifer Houle and offered, with the support of sponsor Liuna 625, to host another fundraiser in Kaleb’s name. The result was a family friendly event featuring games, entertainment and generously donated raffle items.

Local band of young musicians “Leave Those kids Alone” returned this year as the feature entertainment. Special performances also included the youth of world renowned choreographer, Melissa Williams’ Border City Dance Company and young singer Ava May.

Timothy Hole (guitar/vocals) Leave Those Kids Alone Band Member

Timothy Hole (guitar/vocals) of the Leave Those Kids Alone Band performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Addisyn Bonadonna (drums/vocals) Leave Those Kids Alone Band Member

Addisyn Bonadonna (drums/vocals) of the Leave Those Kids Alone Band performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Alex Bonadonna (guitar/vocals) Leave Those Kids Alone Band Member

Alex Bonadonna (guitar/vocals) of the Leave Those Kids Alone Band performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

John Dorman Band Member Leave Those Kids Alone Band

John Dorman (keyboards/vocals) of the Leave Those Kids Alone Band performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

David Michael and Ava May at Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children's Charity

David Michael and Ava May performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Border City Dance Company peforming at Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children's Charity

Members of Melissa Williams’ Border City Dance Company performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Border City Dance Company peforming at Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children's Charity

Members of Melissa Williams’ Border City Dance Company performing at the 2nd Annual Kaleb Houle Fundraiser For Children’s Charity at Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday, December 2, 2019. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Between ticket sales, raffle items and a Go Fund Me campaign, almost $8,000.00 was raised. The money will be split three ways between the Kaleb Houle Foundation and two other yet to be determined children’s charities.

For more about Kaleb Houle Foundation visit Kaleb’s Kourage Group on Facebook

Article & Photos by Dan Boshart

Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter or his 27th Floor Photography Facebook Page.