Long-time participants, first-time winners!
Facing off against five other ambitious corporate and law firm bands, Burchells' in-house rock group The Goldilocks Effect took first place at the Rock For Dimes battle of the bands event Friday evening.
The Goldilocks Effect -- yes, they're "just right" -- features the talents of Leon Tovey (guitar and vocals), Jonathan Saumier (drums), Andrew Rankin (guitar and vocals) and David Hutt (guitar, harmonica, vocals), with able help from long-time honourary Burchells lawyer and founding band member Robert Currie (bass and vocals) of Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law.
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 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 has raised over $1,800,000 to support March of Dimes initiatives like Conductive Education®, After Stroke programs and Campers Helping Campers Outdoor Recreation programs, and has become March of Dimes' flagship national fundraiser held in communities coast to coast. This year's Halifax event raised more than $30,000.
The band extends a grateful thanks and rock-n-roll high-five to CREIT and Choice Properties REIT for helping with rehearsal space. Thanks as well to the March of Dimes, it's many dedicated volunteers, and to the members of the fantastic rock bands hiding within corporate Nova Scotia.