War Child’s second annual Busking For Change fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29, according to ChartAttack. The Toronto-based event, which is largely run by Chantal Kreviazuk and her husband, Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida, are hoping to raise $30,000 to build and run a youth centre in Darfur, Sudan’s war-torn region.
The event was inspired by Maida, who spent 12 hours in 2007 busking and raising $22,000 for War Child Canada’s School Rehabilitation and Revitalization project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Busking For Change will feature some of Canada’s most prominent musical acts and will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Using major streetcorners and downtown buildings as home, the downtown Toronto area will become alive with the sound of music. The musicians will play in exchange for donations that will go to War Child.
Students across Canada will also be showing off their artistic talents and busking in their schools and communities. Those who are unable to attend Busking For Change are encouraged to donate online.
The full musician and location schedule will be posted on the War Child Canada website on Monday, Sept. 28. For now, some of the confirmed artists are The Arkells, IllScarlet, Sass Jordan, Protest The Hero, Shiloh, Toronto Children’s Chorus, Toronto Chamber Choir, USS, and The Cliks.