The 5th Annual Rock For Dimes Windsor, Battle of the Bands, in support of March Of Dimes Canada took place at Average Joes sports Bar on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Congratulations to this year’s winner Band ROCK of AGES! The band took home the prestigious Rock For Dimes Windsor 2017 Trophy! Drummer Diego Chemello was persistend and finally to put together this band who went on to win their first time performing in front of an audience.
Local bands Lawrence Affeldt and Wolfhooker also battled at the event in front of a panel of celebrity judges. The judging panel included J.D. Drew (guitarist Bigg Wiggle), Chris Carpenter (Real Estate Agent), David Fazekas (Blackburn Radio Account Executive), Walter Riggi (Keyboardist, Video Producer and President at Riggi Media International) and Eric Bonnici (Eyes On Windsor).
Rock for Dimes has become March of Dimes Canada’s flagship national fundraiser, held in communities coast to coast to benefit children and adults with physical disabilities. A corporate battle of the bands, amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of their city’s best corporate band and showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals.
Since its inception, Rock for Dimes across the country has raised over $1,300,000 to support March of Dimes Canada’s many programs and services for children and adults with physical disabilities. To date, Rock for Dimes Windsor has raised $27,700 including $4,500 raised this past Friday.
Funds will go towards MODC’s Assistive Devices Program, helping adults with physical disabilities purchase or repair a variety of mobile or assistive devices to increase their mobility and independence.
Sponsors included Long & McQuade, Airgo Medical, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund and Agency59, along with local sponsors Caesars Windsor Cares, AutoMax , Eyes on Windsor, COOL FM 100.7, enwave Windsor, Sunshine Drugs Family of Pharmacies, Coral Medical Health Spa and Just Your Average Joes Sports Bar.
For more information about March of Dimes Canada visit https://www.marchofdimes.ca