Manitoba’s music community hurried hard to support a good cause. The response to this year’s the Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Curling Bonspiel has been overwhelming and the event sold out weeks before it’s set to take over the Granite Curling Club on February 10.
The third annual bonspiel, which is organized by Manitoba Music and Manitoba Film & Music, unites the vibrant local music community to raise funds and awareness for the Unison Benevolent Fund, a new assistance and referral program designed to provide discreet relief to music industry personnel in times of personal hardship and crisis.
Breakfast Television Winnipeg teamed up with indie pop act Indicator Indicator to produce a music video of a brand new original song about curling. Shot primarily at the historic Granite Curling Club, the video features curling co-stars JP Hoe and Oh My Darling’s Vanessa Kuzina. The new video joins five already-produced videos of fun curling tips from some of Manitoba’s best-known musician curlers, including John K. Samson, Comeback Kid’s Jeremy Hiebert, DJ extraordinaire Mama Cutsworth, and acoustic pop troubadour JP Hoe, as well as Manitoba Music's Executive Director Sara Stasiuk and Manitoba Film & Music’s CEO & Film Commissioner Carole Vivier. Watch them all at btwinnipeg.ca.
Over 150 people came together last year to curl for the cause, raising $4000 for the Unison Fund in the process. This year’s bonspiel will take place on February 10 at the Granite Curling Club. For those who didn’t register in time to get a team on the ice, donations can still be made to the cause in person at the event. Spectators are welcome to come down and cheer on the curlers between noon and 4 p.m.
The Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Curling Bonspiel is made possible by the support of the following sponsors: SOCAN, Breakfast Television Winnipeg, Special T Shirt Company, Half Pints Brewing Co., DigginIT, Fairmont Winnipeg, Guppy Graphic Design, Long & McQuade, Paquin Entertainment Group, Payworks, and The Forks.