12th Annual Battle of the Bands for Local Charity.

Presenting Sponsor:
Richardson GMP

  • Date: Thursday April 7, 2016
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Cowboys, Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park
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WINN$TOCK is a Battle of the Bands for Local Charity. WINN$TOCK's battling bands are made up of members employed in the Financial Services Industry with the exception of one optional "ringer" (someone that is not employed in the industry). What could be more entertaining than watching your CEO ripping it out on the guitar or your Wealth Planner belting out The Beatles?! Since the first WINN$TOCK in 2005, more than $0.75 Million has been raised for local charities. WINN$TOCK 2016 is the 12th Annual rockin' fundraiser and expects to be bigger and better than ever! WINN$TOCK 2015 was a guitar smashing success, blasting past the 2014 record of $104,700 by raising an unprecedented $115,300 for The Movement Centre of Manitoba.

This year's battle will prove to be even more dramatic. Our celebrity judges add to the entertainment and have included Kenny Shields from Streetheart, 92 CITI FM DJ legend, Howard Mandshein, Local DJ celebrity, Tom McGouran, Kenny "Spider" Sinnaeve, Shaw TV's Backstage Host, Tracy Koga, and The Winnipeg Free Press's TV columnist and funny man, Brad Oswald. We have a few more surprises in store to add to the excitement of the evening. The fight for Rock Supremacy will only be surpassed by the drive to raise money and give back to our community. Join us in support of the cause and celebrate all the good there is in our great industry, our great people, and our great city!

WINN$TOCK is perennially SOLD OUT. Join over 700 insurance and financial advisors, stock brokers, analysts, bankers, accountants and friends in a musical celebration to assist local Manitoba charities.

What to Expect

  • Great LIVE Music
  • Shockingly Great LIVE Music
  • Hot Hors d'Oeuvres & Deluxe Social Food
  • Live, Silent, and Rainbow Auction Prizes & 50/50 Draw
  • Celebrity Judges & Emcee
  • Helping Those Less Fortunate
  • Friends & Colleagues
  • Talented Co-Workers & Bosses
  • The Appreciation of a Deserving Charity
  • Fun, Fun, Fun!

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor: Richardson GMP

Lead Sponsor

Lead Sponsor: Canad Inns

The 2016 Battling Bands - Coming Soon!

Band Schedule

Start Time Band
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Non-Competing Band Opening Act
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Band One
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Band Two
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm Band Three
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm Band Four

"It makes me feel good to attend an event that is so much fun but also does so much for charity."

The Financial Services Industry Battle of the Bands for Local Charity

WINN$TOCK is the only event quarterbacked by the financial services industry in Winnipeg that brings together friends, colleagues, and family all in the name of charity. Sure... we could walk, run, and cycle. But the BEST way to raise money, as WINN$TOCK has proven, is to combine charity with rockin' music! By working together - the planning committees, generous sponsors, talented bands, and YOU - we make it happen for our community's deserving charities. We are pleased to announce that our Charity Partner for WINN$TOCK 2016 is The Movement Centre of Manitoba.

The Movement Centre of Manitoba


The Movement Centre of Manitoba

2016 Charity Partner
The Movement Centre

Making a Difference

"PLUS" Dollars Raised
Songs Performed
Fans Cheering
Years of Giving

"Only work event where I can lose the suit and slide into my rock and roll gear!"

Another fundraising event? Put your Oscar de la Renta back in the closet. Slip on your skinny jeans, your concert t-shirt, and come on out to WINN$TOCK 2016! Take a look at our photo gallery. Click on an image to see entire collection from that year's event.

"I've been to every WINN$TOCK and the talent continues to just blow me away."

WINN$TOCK 2015 Performances

2015 Battle Winners: Cash FloMembers from Investors Group

2015 Fan Favourite: Mutual FunMembers from Great-West Life

Most Money Raised: 70 BeepsMembers from Christianson Wealth/GWL/IG

The AdjustersMembers from MPI

Direct DepositsMembers from Telpay

Opening ActBuxton Road

This event would not be possible without the generous financial support of our CORPORATE SPONSORS. In addition, the volunteer WINN$TOCK band members participate in the "Individual Band Sponsorship" campaign. Pledges from fans just like you make a significant difference in the success of this event for our benefitting charity partner, The Movement Centre of Manitoba.



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Contact Information

General Mailing Address:
Yvonne Burman, Event Chair
c/o Great-West Life
2C - 100 Osborne St. N.
Winnipeg MB R3C 3A5
Allan Jacks, Sponsorship Chair
The Knowledge Bureau
187 St Mary's Road
Winnipeg MB R2H 1J2
Phone: 204-792-7871

WINN$TOCK 2016 Committee Members:

  • Event Chair: Yvonne Burman, Great-West Life
  • Sponsorship Chair: Allan Jacks, Knowledge Bureau
  • Jo-Anne Tysoski, Investors Group
  • Marni Dangerfield
  • Dave Hill
  • Mike Senkowsky, MPI
  • Shawn Bjornsson, Four Points Financial Solutions
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