What’s Going on in 2021?
Dear Fans, Friends and Supporters,
I’m sure it will come as no surprise that we are unable to hold an actual physical Battle this year. However, we are excited to announce that we have put together a different kind of event that we feel sure will keep the excitement and momentum going into 2022! This year, our plan is to celebrate the incredible history of the ‘Battle’ and to recognize and pay tribute to Adam Bain, the organizer who turned our dream of raising One-Million Dollars over the past 20 years, into a reality.
To that end, Wellspring has commissioned a large painting from a talented, young female artist, which will be hung inside the Wellspring facility. Beside the painting will be a plaque listing the names of the many bands who’ve played during our 20-year history. The painting along with the plaque, is intended as a proud and permanent tribute to all those who helped make the event possible, a fitting ‘send-off’ for Adam and a conversation piece for the hundreds of people who access our space each year.
This has been a challenging year for everyone, especially charities. All of our fundraising events have been severely impacted and yet our members have needed our free services more than ever before. We have transitioned our programs to an online format and are doing everything we can to make sure anyone who needs Wellspring can continue to access our programs at no cost, but we can’t do this without funds.
Here’s how you can help …
Please help us continue to reach out to cancer patients and their families by making a donation in lieu of what you would have otherwise spent on the evening… Ticket price, bar tab etc. All donations/pledges eligible for a tax receipt. As in past years, all funds raised will support Wellspring’s Cancer Support Programs and Services. Not the painting.
Pledge a Band
Help your favourite band win the Paul Stanley Trophy! We are going to continue with our Band Pledging just as in past years. Please click on Pledge A Band to make your pledge.
Support our Silent Auction
Support our Silent Auction! We have some fabulous items up for bid. Items are being added daily and will be up for bids beginning May 21st and will close on June 18th.
Celebrate and Pay Tribute
On June 18th at 7pm you’re invited to join us for a live-stream wrap-up event! Jean Meilleur will host a fun, surprise-filled hour, where we’ll thank our supporters, unveil the painting, award the Paul Stanley Cup to the winning band and hopefully give Adam the send-off he deserves! There is no cost to join. Register when you make your donation and/or Band Pledge and you’ll receive a link a few days before June 18th.
Thanks to LC Productions for capturing the evening on video!