Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mike Holmes Named as Celebrity Judge at AIDSbeat 2013

Last week on October 17, Mike Holmes announced via his Facebook page that he would be participating as a celebrity judge at AIDSbeat 2013 in support of CANFAR, a national privately funded AIDS and HIV research group in Canada (see Mike Holmes to be Part of AIDSbeat in Support of CANFAR for more information). The theme for the event is Rock and Roll Circus, and attendees are invited to dress according to the theme. As I expected, more details have been trickling out as we move closer to the event date, which is scheduled for October 25 in Toronto.

If you're interested in attending or supporting the event, you can join the AIDSbeat: Rock & Roll Circus Facebook group, where they list some vital details about the event:

 Friday, October 25, 2013
 8:00pm in EDT
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    Step right up under the Big Top and let the Ringmaster take you on a journey along the high wire for AIDSbeat 2013 Rock & Roll Circus! You won’t believe your eyes and ears. Clowns, acrobats, bearded ladies and Toronto lawyers rocking it out for the 18th year for CANFAR.

    Join 1,700 party-going professionals. It’s a party! It’s a Grand Spectacle! It’s a magical music tour under the Big Top… You’re in for one crazy ride.

    WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2013

    WHERE: Kool Haus | 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto

    TICKETS: $40

    Until October 25... Rock on!


    The Financial and National Post posted a blurb about the event, stating that Mike Holmes would make a great choice for a judge at the rock and roll themed event because if one of the battle of the bands performers punches a hole in the dressing room wall, at least someone will be around to fix it.

    From the Financial Post:
    Organizers have announced a surprise celebrity judge for AIDSbeat 2013, the annual battle of Toronto law firm rock bands that raises money for AIDS and HIV research.
    Mike Holmes, home renovator and TV star, will help decide whether the law firm bands are built on a firm foundation of rock.
    Holmes may be the perfect choice for the gig. As Canada’s most trusted building contractor, he never does a job without proper ear protection. And if some band member decides to unleash his or her inner Keith Moon and punch a hole in the dressing room wall, at least there’ll be someone around to fix it.
    The National Post is media sponsor for the event, and I’ll be back for my third stint as a judge at the annual event.
    Drew Hasselback


    Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)

    Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)
    October 22, 2013 15:50 ET

    Step Right Up Under the Big Top for AIDSbeat 2013!

    AIDSbeat is one of the biggest and longest-running charity bashes in Toronto
    TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2013) - Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) -
    WHO: Open to the general public - tickets are $40 available online at or at the door.
    Mark Holmes of Platinum Blonde, Host
    Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes, Judge
    WHAT: The legal community comes together for its 18th annual battle-of- the-bands and dance. This year's theme is Rock and Roll Circus!
    The event will feature seven live bands, a carousel, a games alley way with skeeball and other carnival games, food trucks, strong men, aerialists, a big top tent, etc.
    Guests are encouraged to dress in themed costumes for a chance to win "Best Dressed."
    WHERE: Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay East
    WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2013 - Doors at 8:00 p.m.
    WHY: All proceeds go towards the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) whose goal is to raise awareness in order to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV and AIDS.

    Each year, at least 90 cents of every dollar raised at AIDSbeat goes directly to CANFAR and AIDS research.

    If more information surfaces, I'll be sure to update this post! Stay tuned!

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