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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Busking for Change for Warchild Canada

Location: Toronto, event happens today!
Over fifty musicians will be hitting the streets on Thursday October 2nd, 2008, to take part in Busking For Change, a day long busking event to raise money for War
Child Canada. More

I woke up this morning to hear Dr Samantha Nutt on the radio, whom I had first seen on The Hour, and she was talking about the singers that will be 'Busking for Change' today in Toronto. A few of these singers has been on the Hour once or twice.
Raine Maida of did a cold opener poking a bit of fun at himself busking and raising money.
Chantal Kreviazuk is also into the Warchild cause and will be performing today on the streets among many other...See Schedule.

Chantal was giving an interview before she played.

Busking for Change was inspired by Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, who spent twelve hours busking for War Child Canada on Toronto streets last October. Raine raised an astonishing $22,000 for War Child Canada¹s Rehabilitation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

You can donate to Warchild Canada anytime if you want please check out the website at

I will check it out in person and try to get a few pictures for ya. :-)
I enjoyed all the act i saw today including...
This is Dodger playing on the corner of Queen and John Street.
This is Jeremy Fisher playing in the park at 55 John Street


Leo Tintinalli said...

Hey local Kitchener-Waterloo Indie artists are also busking for change today.

4 artists will be busking on the University of Waterloo Campus Student Life Center today between 11am and 1pm:

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cynthia Rose Koch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eryn Kloos
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Alex Tintinalli
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Ariel Fitz

Alex Tintinalli will be promoting his big fundraising concert in support of War Child to be held in Kitchener on Sat. Nov 1st.
Details at

Barbara said...

Thank you Leo!

Jenuine said...

What an excellent fundraiser....great post Barb!
So how was it?

Barbara said...

I wish they would do this more often and in better weather. I enjoyed the music but my teeth were chattering in time. I participated by encouraging passers by to donate to this great cause. :-)