Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rock for Charity 2.0 to take over the El Mo in two days

Even though you don't need me to tell you this, today's weather was sweltering hot and the forecast predicts similar temperatures until Thursday.

By Thursday, you're probably going to be craving a place where you can let your hair down, grab a drink, listen to some good music, party with a few friends and ultimately cool down, right? There is no better way to Celebrate Summer, if I do say so myself. If my assumption is incorrect, please do forgive, but I know what I'll be doing on Thursday.

I'm going to Rock for Charity 2.0, a concert organized by friends of Eating Disorders of York Region where all proceeds will benefit the organization.

Members of EDOYR's Circle of Friends have also planned a "Ladies Not Barbies, Men not Ken" photo booth, where for two-dollars a shot, you can get your photo taken on a hand-made beach set wearing summery props (I can't give away too much. You'll just have to come on Thursday to find out what types of props we'll have). Photos will be taken by Meaghan DeClerq, a fourth-year Media Studies student at the University of Guelph-Humber who also has her own photography company called DeClerq Photography.

You can also participate in a 50/50 Event Draw. Two dollars will get you one ticket, three dollars will get you five and for $10, you'll get an arm's length! Not sure how 50/50 works? Well, after the ticket-buying has stopped, we'll draw a winner. The winner will get half of the money raised during the draw and the other half will go to EDOYR. In other words: You could win some cash while still helping out a great cause. Win-win, yes?

Not to mention, we'll also be selling our recently-made "Life in Balance" t-shirts and giving away "Show Your True Colours" buttons.

I know I'm really excited for Thursday (so excited that I've been having dreams of all the bands playing). Speaking of bands, you'll get to see House of Coconuts, Ravyn Red (with special guests Andrew Ferguson, bass guitarist, and Tam Duong, guitarist and singer/songwriter),  Eric Conlon of Lambs Become Lions, Couriers, Four Nines Fine, Highway Lights and TNG perform LIVEl

See you all Thursday.

-- Leviana Coccia

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