When we think of members of the legal community we often imagine suave professionals wearing the latest and sharpest bespoke suits or old and wise practitioners of the law wearing flowing formal robes. We tend not to think of a group of men and women dressed in Kiss make-up and leather pants rocking out in a manner befitting Jimmy Page and Robert Plante. However, stereotypes were meant to be broken and likely will tonight as lawyers from across Victoria take part in the Seventh Annual Battle of the Bar Bands.
The event will be taking place at The Victoria Edelweiss Club located at 108 Niagara Street: an excellent venue with delicious food and cheap drinks. The cost of entry is $30 with sponsorship tables (8 tickets) costing $500. The audience is guaranteed to enjoy a fierce competition as Victorian legal practitioners and a few lawyers from other cities in BC attempt to shred, finger-tap, and wah-wah their way to victory. There will also be ample room for dancing and prizes at the door (generously donated by local businesses).
The Battle of the Bar Bands is a once a year event that supports the Canadian Bar Association (BC) Benevolent society, whose mandate is to provide assistance to lawyers and articled students that have suffered an illness or injury. The event is modeled after the original Vancouver Battle of the Bar Bands that has been held for the last 10 years at the Commodore Ballroom. Similar Battles are now held in Kelowna and Nanaimo. Together, the events have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Society, which have gone to those in need.
Skunkworks wishes the best of luck to all participants while kindly reminding them of the multifarious liability issues that can result from attempted body surfing. We encourage all those interested in attending to email Krystle Gill as [email protected] for more information.