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14 th Annual Battle of the bands


  • 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 that Need Our Help
  • Friends & Colleagues
  • Talented Co-Workers & Bosses
  • The Appreciation of a Deserving Charity
  • Surprise Performances!



The Business Community Battle of the Bands for Local Charity

Friday March 9, 2018 Cowboys Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park

WINN$TOCK is the only event quarterbacked by the business community in Winnipeg that brings together friends, colleagues, and family all in the name of charity. Sure… we could walk, run, and cycle. But the BEST way to raise money, as WINN$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 2018 is The Movement Centre of Manitoba.

The Movement Centre - Our Story
The Movement Centre – Our Story




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This event would not be possible without the generous financial support of our CORPORATE SPONSORS. In addition, by PLEDGING their favourite band, fans just like you contribute to the success of this event benefitting our charity partner, The Movement Centre of Manitoba.


Presenting $15,000


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Hard Rock $10,000


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Whole note $5,000


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Half note $2,500


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Quarter note $1,000


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Richard cloutier

Richard Cloutier co-hosts the News on 680 CJOB (weekdays 4 – 7) and is a senior reporter, Global News. Born and raised in St. Norbert (yes, it’s a part of Winnipeg!) he attended the University of Manitoba (political studies, the degree plus $1 gets you a cup of coffee) and Carleton University (journalism). He is the proud papa of three grown children all still in university in various parts of the country.





Greg Mackling

Greg Mackling co-hosts afternoons on Winnipeg’s 680 CJOB with Brett Megarry.

A thrice (yes it’s a word), repatriated Winnipegger, Greg is honoured to be part of this event which showcases what can be done when we come together as a community.

As a genuine fan of the work of all our judges since he was a toddler, there will be added pressure to ‘deliver the goods’ tonight.



Howard mandshein

A member of the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba Hall of Fame, Howard Mandshein is a child of the ‘50s who was first introduced to music by the mighty KY58 in the early ‘60’s. Now 35+ years behind the mic, his knowledge of music and the Winnipeg rock scene is unparalleled. Howard is the quintessential radio DJ and host for nations of classic rock fans in Winnipeg and beyond.




Tom Mcgouran

Tom has been waking up Winnipeg on morning radio for many years. He is excited to say he is back doing it again, at the best station in town, 94.3 The Drive, Winnipeg’s Greatest Hits, and home to Tom and Kerri’s World Tour! Check it out from 6-9am, Monday to Friday!






Opening band


Keith Lalman – Lead Guitar (Great West Life)

Trent Simpson – Drums, Percussion & Back Up Vocals (Entegra Credit Union)

Kevin Tillberg – Rhythm Guitar & Back Up Vocals (Credential)

Rick Yarish – Keyboards & Back Vocals (Government of Mb Legislature *special guest)

Shaun Proutt – Bass Guitar & Lead Vocals (Crown Auto Group)




Winnipeg’s own, PRIMETIME is excited and honoured to be opening Winn$tock 2018 with our tribute to Kenny Shields & Streetheart. The iconic, award winning Canadian band (including the Juno award for Most Promising Group of the Year) that gave us so many great songs, performances and that enigmatic opening lyric “Meanwhile back in Paris….”.For so many of us Streetheart provided the soundtrack to our youth.


Sadly, we lost Kenny in July 2017.

You are here! We are here! Let’s get moving, turn back the clock and pay tribute to a kind soul, a phenomenal singer and great band, One more time …ACTION!





Hayley Main – Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP)

Melanie Labossiere – Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP)

Mike Choiselat – Bass (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP)

Scott Hoeppner – Guitars & Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP)

Andrew Thompson – Keyboards, Guitars & Vocals (Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP)

Dr. Darrel Drachenberg – Guitars & Vocals (WRHA/UofM/SoR)

Paolo Aquila – Drums (Taylor McCaffrey LLP)












(*sung to the melody of “Gilligan’s Island” theme song)

♫  Just sit right back and you’ll hear some songs that will make you slightly sick,

Such sappy lyrics and melodies, you’ll want to hit us with a stick.

The group was stuck without a plan, a boat without a dock.

Till the drummer returned from southern Cal, with something called Yacht Rock

The practices were getting rough, many songs were tossed,

If not for the courage of the fearless band, this year’s set would be lost.

The group set ground on the Cowboys stage at the mighty Canadinns

With David Hill (Retired, MB Finance – Bass, Vocals)

Chris Durston too (IG – Keyboards, Vocals)

Brian Boyd and his axe, (GWL – Guitar, Vocals)

Warren Shaefer (Carberry International – Drums)

Murray Hill (GWL – Lead Vocals) and Jarret Nagam (Ticketmaster – Guitar)

All in Mutual Fun ♫     




Greg Bieber – Vocals (Richardson GMP)

Cole Moreau – Guitar (Super Blinds and Draperies)

Peter Jessiman – Guitar (CEO Wescan)

Luc Guenette  – Bass Guitar (Quest Musique)

Connor Derraugh – Keyboard (U of Manitoba student)

Aaron Sabasch – Drums (Freedom 55 Financial)

Phil Collins – Trumpet (Transitional Living Center)

Neil Watson – Tenor Sax (Inner city kids teacher)



When you think of the music of the 1980’s one of the more popular bands of that time was none other than Huey Lewis and The News. As a staunch fan of Huey’s music, Greg Bieber along with Aaron Sabasch, has gone and assembled a talented group of musicians to pay tribute to several of Huey’s hits. And, if there is one thing that trumps Bieber’s love for Huey’s music, it’s Winn$tock and the raising of money for The Movement Center of Manitoba. This band, appropriately called Back to the Future, looks forward to rocking the stage with songs everyone will know.



Robert Walker  – Vocals/Guitar  (Scotia Bank)

Jeffrey Klassen – Guitar (Credential Financial Inc.)

Grant Page – Drums (Financial Heights)

Greg Barre  – Bass Guitar (NonFinancial)







These post ‘fab four’ lads all hail from Liverpool (in their dreams), and with fake English accents will deliver a set of classic British rock. Get out your Union Jack’s, pork pies, and pinstripe suits. We will, we will rock you!
It is indeed an honour and pleasure to be playing our inaugural show at this year‘s Winn$tock.



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