Embarrassing ourselves for the babies
The event supports causes dear to my heart: Sunnybrook Hospital's Women & Babies program, which specializes in providing care to women experiencing high-risk pregnancies and their babies, some of them premature, and Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, an agency that protects at-risk youth and women in Israel.
The highlight of Funday Sunday will be Toronto's Top Rock Stars, a Canadian Idol-style competition where teams of gaming experts and would-be musicians compete playing XBOX Rock Band. Bands will register in three categories:
- Under 12
- Over 13
This morning's event for a kick off to raise awareness about Funday Sunday.
Yourhome.ca editor Jennifer Wilson-Speedy, rocker Brett Lodge from our graphics department and I formed a team - with one ringer supplied by the organizers (thank you, Phil!), and performed the Blondie hit One Way or Another. Jen is a Rock Star ace but Brett and I were playing the game for our first and second times, respectively. We didn't come ANYWHERE near winning, but it wasn't completely humiliating and we had fun!
Here you can see Jennifer above on guitar and just barely make me out with the microphone.
Here's our group shot, left to right, Jennifer, Brett, me and Phil.
And here we are with the rest of the participants, including teams from Today's Parent, CTV, Flow and Sunnybrook. All teams were judged by a panel of celebrities including Erica Ehm of the Yummy Mummy Club. Congratulations to the winners from Flow!
Participating in Toronto's Top Rock Star is not the only way to enjoy Funday Sunday and support these charities. You can also buy tickets to the day-long event, which includes games and activities for kids, a marketplace and an area offering information and tips about family health. Or you can sponsor a team here.