SOCAN hits the ice in fourth annual Toronto Unison Rocks Charity Bonspiel

The SOCAN team at the fourth annual Unison Rocks Charity Bonspiel. Left to right: International Account Manager Connor Chapman; Senior Business Analyst, Membership, Olutobi (Tobi) Akinwumi; National Events Manager Brandi Pickering; and Account Executive Stephen Taunt (Photo: Courtesy of Unison Benevolent Fund)
January 31, 2018

As The Unison Benevolent Fund held its fourth annual Toronto Unison Rocks Charity Bonspiel on Jan. 26, 2018, 17 teams of Canadian music ecosystem professionals joined forces for a little healthy competition, raising $25,000 for counselling, emergency services, and other relief efforts provided by the fund to the Canadian music worker community.

SOCAN’s “Unlicensed to Curl” team was composed of International Account Manager Connor Chapman; Senior Business Analyst, Membership, Olutobi (Tobi) Akinwumi; National Events Manager Brandi Pickering; and Account Executive Stephen Taunt.

Ultimately, it was Skip, Spare & The Sweeping Hacks, the team of Mike Rice, Mark Russom, Phil Gumbley and Angela Kozak, who won the grand prize. Other teams from the music industry included The Slaight Stoners (Slaight Music); Boniel Spielsar and the Freudian Slips (FACTOR); Curl Jam (Sony Music Canada); The Sheet Disturbers (Coalition Music); MC Hammer and Glitching To Slide (Music Canada); and Button Cummings and 2Hack Shakur (MLSE), to name a few.

The charitable event once again took place at the High Park Curling Club in Toronto’s West end. The bonspiel was full of camaraderie, and supported a great cause that SOCAN bolsters in numerous ways throughout the year – including with profits from our swag shop!

To see more photos from the event, visit UNISON’s Facebook page.