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Montreal artists take to the underground for a cause

"Busking for CHANGE" event is raising money for Canadian charity War Child
"Busking for CHANGE" event is raising money for Canadian charity War Child

Some of Montreal’s finest musicians took to the streets today, March 2nd, for “Busking for CHANGE,” an event which raises money for War Child, a Canadian charity which works to bring assistance to children affected by war across the globe.

Some big names like Amy Millan of Stars, Creature (local talent artist) and Winter Gloves (local talent artist) are among a slew of Montreal musicians who were out and about in two metro stations (Berri Uqam and Place-des-Arts) and the Eaton Centre offering their musical talents to raise some much needed money.

Money is being collected both on-site and online, where people can search for their favourite participating artists and donate money on their personal page, or even sign up and start raising money themselves.

Canadian artist Raine Maia of Our Lady Peace, who will be stopping in for two Montreal dates this month, inspired the even when he spent twelve hours on the street of Toronto raising money for the charity a few years ago. Last year, similar events were held in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver which helped raise over $100 thousand for the charity. Today is Montreal’s turn to join the fundraising efforts.

Fundraiser and War Child website
Event Facebook page
Participating artists on Twitter

List of Participating artists

Annie Blanchard
Amanda Mabro
Amy Millan (Stars)
Anastasia Friedman
Colin Moore
David Marin
David Martel
Florence K
Francis d'Octobre
The High Dials
The In & Outs
Jason Bajada
Jeremy Fisher
Ladies of the Canyon
Leif Vollebekk
Lights Off
Mackenzie 1st
Manu Milatari
Mark Berube
The New Cities
October Sky
Patrick Krief and guests
Sébastien Lefebvre (Simple Plan)
Random Recipe
Silver Starling
Shane Murphy
Winter Gloves


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