Thursday, April 18: Bikes & Beats: A Fundraiser for Charlie's FreeWheels! 7 pm, $30. All ages. Tickets available through Eventbrite here

Join us at the Tranzac to kick off a new year of Charlie's FreeWheels bike programs for youth in Toronto!

Charlie's has a full year of free bike programs planned, and we're so thrilled to have this opportunity to celebrate with our community of supporters. In 2019 we are celebrating our 10th year of offering the successful Build-a-Bike program! Charlie's has been teaching youth in Toronto how to build their own bicycles since 2009, and we're still in touch with some folks from that very first class. In addition to access to a bicycle to build, youth at the shop have free access to helmets, lights, locks, meals, snacks and a supportive community.

Our programs depend on the support of individual donations! Every dollar donated to CFW makes a difference and is truly appreciated.

Charlie’s FreeWheels is a registered charity (80130 9147 RR 0001). We provide charitable receipts for all contributions over $25. Charitable receipts for $25 will be provided for all tickets purchased for the full ticket price, as well as for additional donations made online and at the door.

This is an ALL AGES event!

This event will include a silent auction, access to freshly screen-printed CFW gear for purchase, and performances by some super rad performers including:

Kingdom of Birds
A remarkable band made up of remarkably young musicians” (Globe and Mail), Kingdom of Birds have been grabbing the attention of unsuspecting audiences, international music blogs, and well-known musicians alike. At an age when most kids are only becoming aware of popular music, Kingdom of Birds (ages 11-16) will be releasing their fourth collection of original songs. They have played over 50 shows, and have opened for acts such as Sarah Harmer, and Partner. Kingdom of Birds has been played on CBC, been a featured Spotify Fresh Find, performed on CP24’s Breakfast, and have played Toronto’s Field Trip Music and Arts Festival.


Tiger Bomb
Tiger Bomb is a love-child of passion, feminism, self-love and good vibes. This fledgling musical group is comprised of four women: harpist, poet and multi-disciplinary performer Anda Zeng; your friendly neighbourhood percussionist Danielle Sum; singer, guitarist and lyricist Esther Phua; and bassist/vocalist Jessika Godfrey. Tiger Bomb was formed on a shared desire to increase representation of female-identifying artists and people of colour in the local Toronto music scene. Offering an alternative sound, the band's songs acknowledge the mundane magic of living in our bodies, feeling spiritually homeless, and finding belonging in marginalized places and identities.



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