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The Power of Music & Community in Support of Canadian Blood Services


In a fusion of music, philanthropy, and community spirit, the stage is set for the much-anticipated Bloodbash festival.

Hosted by the collaboration between Resist the Throne and The Pop Cult Experience, this two-day extravaganza promises an electrifying experience for all who attend. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Cafe Dekcuf, at 221 Rideau St., the event unfolds on February 23rd and 24th, beckoning music enthusiasts and advocates alike to join in the celebration of support for Canadian Blood Services. As the sounds of five powerhouse bands reverberate through the venue, attendees will not only be treated to sensational performances but also have the opportunity to contribute to a noble cause.

The event boasts an enticing array of $700 worth of raffle prizes, ensuring excitement and anticipation at every turn. Get ready to 🤘rock out for a purpose and make a difference while immersing yourself in the vibrant spirit of Bloodbash.

A Father's Story Behind the Cause:

Bob Ross, the bassist of Wyntr, shared with us a narrative that's as real as it gets about why the cause behind Bloodbash is so special to him. Amidst his  notes and beats lies a personal journey, one shaped by the stark reality of Severe Aplastic Anemia—a diagnosis that hit close to home for Bob's family.

Through the ups and downs, they found themselves relying on the support of Canadian Blood Services, the unsung heroes behind the scenes. Bob's story isn't just about music; it's about survival, resilience, and the profound impact of a community coming together. 

On behalf of the WWR family, thank you Bob for sharing with us your story and the impact the Canadian Blood Services has had on your family, especially your daughter Josee, we are honoured to be able to share your story with our Rockers here:

“In March of 2006, my wife and I learned the most horrifying news any parent can imagine. Our daughter Josee, aged 6 at the time, was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia and our entire lives changed forever. 
SAA is an extremely rare disease of the bone marrow that affects the body’s blood-making machinery. In a nutshell, her body wasn’t making nearly enough blood. Left untreated SAA is always fatal within weeks. Without red blood cells to bring oxygen to tissues, white blood cells to fight off disease and platelets to repair cuts and tears, the organs stop functioning pretty quick. Josee needed regular blood and platelet transfusions to keep her alive until the treatments started to take effect, and that was a long, slow process that took several months.

Josee at CHEO

For nearly a year my daughter was dependent on, first and foremost, people giving blood, but also on people who took on the task of making sure that  the right blood type was available at the right location at the right time to keep her, and thousands of others just like her, alive.
Its not an exaggeration. Without Canadian Blood Services my daughter would literally not be alive today.”

 Josee - A couple of years later and healthy.

🤘Rocking Together🤘

At White Water Rocks, we're proud to stand behind this noble cause.

From February 26 to March 8, we are offering a 5% discount during our online store's grand opening to anyone who presents a copy of their receipt from attending the Bloodbash event when making a purchase.

But that's not all.

In a heartfelt tribute to Josee and the Ross Family, we're committed to making an even greater impact.

During the same period, we'll be donating an additional 5% of our total online store profits to the Canadian Blood Services in honour of the Ross Family.

Join us in making a difference to this worthwhile cause. 

Get involved, give back, stand together!

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Overall, harnessing the power of music to support Canadian Blood Services not only raises awareness about the need for blood donations but also fosters a sense of unity and solidarity within communities. It showcases the potential for creativity and collaboration in promoting important causes and demonstrates the positive impact that music and community engagement can have on society. Choose music blogs submission to promote your music, find more information here:

Cherie B
Cherie B
Mar 14
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You are so right Clark!

Music has a remarkable ability to bring people together and inspire positive change.

We're thrilled to see the impact of events like Bloodbash, where the magic of music unites us in support of Canadian Blood Services.

Thank you for recognizing the importance of music's role in fostering unity and raising awareness for such crucial causes. Your support means the world to us, and we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Together, we can make a difference!


This is fantastic. Thank you.

Cherie B
Cherie B
Feb 21
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Thank you Bob for sharing your story with us and allowing us to be part of this amazing event for the Canadian Blood Services. We know everyone will have a rocking good time at Bloodbash!🤘❤️

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