Rock for Care raises $5,040

Longhorn Pub event supports Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation

The Longhorn Pub owner Aftaab Dhillon (left) presents a cheque from the Rock for Care event held April 22 to VJH Foundation Director Paul Morgan. (Submitted Photo)

Twelve hours and 12 bands for a rockin’ good cause.

The eighth annual ‘Rock for Care’ held April 22 at The Longhorn Pub raised $5,040 for Women’s & Children’s Health Services at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Organized by The Longhorn Pub and musician Rick Zipp from The Wheely Nawties, ‘Rock for Care’ is held annually with local bands donating their time and talents in a 12-hour non-stop entertainment from noon to midnight. Twelve B.C. bands took the stage, with a new act performing every hour.

See related: Longhorn rocks in support of children’s ward

Funds are raised from admission to the event and through proceeds from auction items donated by local businesses.

“We would like to thank all our patrons and sponsors for their support of Rock for Care,” said The Longhorn Pub proprietor, Aftaab Dhillon. “Our vendors generously provided auction items that helped make the event a great success. Molson Breweries, Sleeman Breweries, The Rise Golf Course, Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club and Vernon Golf and Country Club were some of the many vendors who took part in the auction.”

“We are so grateful to the owners, employees, sponsors, and patrons of the Longhorn Pub for eight years of celebrating and supporting healthcare through the 12 hour Rock for Care. It is through the generosity and caring of community leaders like The Longhorn Pub that we have excellent healthcare in Vernon,” said Lisa Westermark, VJH Foundation executive director.

“I also wish to thank the musicians who have given so generously of their time for without them this wouldn’t happen. A lot of work goes into this event, and many benefits to health care are the result.”

Since 2009, ‘Rock for Care’ has raised $36,839.17 towards medical equipment for the hospital.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Longhorn Pub manager Dan Ondzik, auction contributor Mike Collins, pub owner Aftaab Dhillon, Lake City Casino Guest Services Paul Martin, and Mayor and auction contributor Akbal Mund show off the auction items available at the Longhorn Pub’s Rock For Care fundraiser April 22. (Photo submitted)

Karen and Paul Martin of Lake City Casino show off the Vancouver Canucks jerseys they donated to the Longhorn Pub’s Rock For Care silent auction. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Just Posted

Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby

Area restrictions expanded in Lumby and Cherryville

Kin Beach cleanup extends to OKIB land

City of Vernon taking over cleaning Sandy Beach

Vernon group hopes to form RCMP Appreciation Day in B.C.

Committee struck to begin petition campaign

B.C. gangster charged in alleged Monte Lake assault

Langley man facing aggravated assault charge after incident allegedly involved golf club and machete

Armstrong IPE rounds up fun-filled five days

119th annual event goes Aug. 29-Sept. 2

Interim GoFundMe payments approved in Humboldt Broncos crash

$50,000 to be given to each of the 13 survivors and each family of the 16 people who died

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Chinese medicine practitioner in B.C. facing historical sex assault charges

71-year old Kit Wong practiced acupuncture from his home during the time of the assaults

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

Vernon tennis camp a slice

Juniors learning basics at Marshall Field courts

Most Read