Firefighters turn back the clock to rock’n’roll for little souls

Rock and Roll for Little Souls has generated $250,000 in support of Greater Victoria pediatric wards since its inception a decade ago.

A tradition at the Saanich fire department officially turns 10 this month, but its roots can be traced back to the 1950s.

Rock and Roll for Little Souls, a dance organized by the Saanich Firefighters Charitable Foundation, takes place at Pearkes recreation centre March 17. There’s a new twist on the dance this year with the addition of a classic car show in the same location.

The car show runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 16, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 17. Entry is by a minimum of $5 donation. Dragster racer Damian Cownden will be on hand to sign autographs.

The band Rukus, playing ’50s classics, takes the stage on Saturday night (March 17). Rumour has it Elvis will make an appearance later on during the dance, and there will be a contest for best 1950s costumes.

Tickets cost $20 and are available in person at Westshore Centre March 9 and 10, online at www.rockforlittlesouls.com or by phone at 250-216-5353.

Rock and Roll for Little Souls has generated $250,000 in support of Greater Victoria pediatric wards since its inception a decade ago. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 toward the cause.

nnorth@saanichnews.com