Hopefest is an idea...

That those who help you through your harsh times need a little help every now and then too. SickKids Hospital in Toronto plays such a major role in the lives of so many kids out there, and we want to help them keep up the good work. Our major objective is to run a patient friendly show experience using product donations of every kind, while contributing much needed funds to The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, through the excellent work of Child Life Specialists at SickKids Foundations. From music gear to bands, costumed crusaders, water, everything we offer is donated in some way thanks to the generous contributions from the local community in Georgina, and across the country.
For more information, visit our about us page or donate to our Sick Kids Online link and have your donation go directly to the hospital. Also a great way for family from other places who cannot attend the show to be involved, courtesy of a very special idea we will announce soon.

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Our major objective is to run a patient friendly show experience using product donations of every kind. From music gear to bands, costumed crusaders, water, everything we offer is donated in some way. The reason we focus on product donation is The Foundation sends out 100% deductible tax exception paperwork for product donation as opposed to the 19% deduction that goes with a cash donation. Last year through product donation, we were able to acquire some very cool raffle prizes from a motivational speakers promotion company. Col. Chris Hadfield signed a guitar for us along with two copies of his book, Canadian Gold Medalists Hayley Wickenhieser and Matt Duchane signed Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Jerseys among other Canadian Olympic Team memorabilia. We organized a local building supply retailer to donate the materials to build a life sized table soccer game and found over $6000 in Halloween costumes to take right to the hospital for our cheque presentation. One of our main acts, Starsik, and another friend of ours, Scott Reid from LiveLargeMusic, who has his own experiences with Sick Kids, did a show in The Bear Theatre that was viewed by patients via Sick Kids Patient Channel, on the same day. When we raffled off the Olympic Jerseys at Hopefest in August of last year, the winner of the Hayley Wickenhieser jersey donated it back to us on the condition that we took it to the hospital for a patient hockey fan, which we were very happy to do. These are just a few examples of the great things our group is able to do with the generous support of donors.
HopefestSunday, May 1st, 2016 at 1:55am
What a incredible day. So many thanks to give. The Hopefest Team is taking a couple days to recoup then we will post the amount raised for SickKids hospital. Thank you to all who supported by joining a team or sponsoring a team or donating to a person or team. Hopefest loves you all. Dan and Michelle from Queensville Electric thank you so so much for being our lead event sponsor. And to Joel of the redneck limo for donating your time and gas to make sure all participants made it home safe. A huge thank you to our incredible Bands for tonight. Caddy Blood and Starsik. One Love
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Hopefest shared Starsik's event.Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:02pm

Chuck D from The Salads will be sitting in on bass with Keswick's Finest STARSIK this Saturday night at C.J. Barley's for Hopefest Amazon Warriors official afterparty, The Warrior's Ball, with opening act Cadillac Blood.
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Hopefest shared a page.Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 4:58pm
"If anyone with a camera or costume would like to help with a short video we are going to try and make on Saturday AFTER THE ROC EVENT and before the Warriors Ball we need costumed participants and others to film and help out.

No need to be able to act although we do have some 'rolls' in mind that need filling as we see who's interested. Dialogue will mostly be ad lib with a rough story idea to follow.
Just post below if you're interested and we'll go from there."

Dave Leslie, the man behind the horns
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Hopefest shared MOUNT ALBERT MUSIC FEST's post.Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 2:41pm
Our friends at Mount Albert Music Fest are proud sponsors of the Hopefest Amazon Warriors event at The ROC this Saturday and will be announcing their roster of acts over the next few weeks as well. Lota fun last year through both the sun and the rain, and we will be back there again, to support our friends in the community
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Bob Walker
Bob WalkerTuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 1:08pm
Would you look at that, Starsik have officially passed Big Wreck and taken the lead in money earned for SickKids Artist Challenge.

While the snowbirds are away on vacation, lets see if we cant add to that number a bit more, because you know Ian Thornley is going to have something to say before this is all done. Hopefest would not be what it is without your help guys, so you deserve this recognition

THANK YOU STARSIK, Miss Kimmy and especially Dave's beard

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