Media Release: Roller Jam to support Make-a-Wish BC & Yukon – June 17

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May 23, 2018

Second Annual “F.U.B.A.R. Roller Jam” Fundraiser
Rolls Into Robson Square in Support of Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon

Vancouverites of all ages will be treated to a Father’s Day full of retro fun to benefit BC & Yukon families dealing with critical illnesses

Vancouver, BC – F.U.B.A.R. (Friends United Beyond All Race) is thrilled to present the second F.U.B.A.R. Roller Jam, a fundraising event for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon on Sunday, June 17 at the Robson Square Skating Rink.

Roller skate lovers will be moving and grooving to the best vintage Soul, Funk, Pop, Disco and R&B from guest DJs, including Vancouver’s Table Tutors. The event will also feature dance performances from Studio 604 and the Rollerskate Vancouver Show Squad, face painting, prize draws, and more fun activities over the course of the afternoon.

“We had such a great response to our first Roller Jam that we decided to make it an annual event,” says host Al Lamons, aka DJ Alibaba. “Last year we raised over $1200 for Make-A-Wish, and it was a fantastic inspiration for us to provide Vancouver another fun, healthy, family-friendly event while raising money for a great cause.”

Proceeds from the event will go to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, whose mission it is to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

For skating fans who can’t make it on June 17, there will be another F.U.B.A.R. Roller Jam in the fall on September 30.

About Al Lamons aka DJ Alibaba –
Al Lamons has been entertaining people since 1985 as an on-air radio personality, television host, DJ and promoter. He has DJed in Vancouver’s hottest nightclubs and hosted concerts and after-parties for the likes of Boys ll Men, Backstreet Boys, Kanye West, and other prominent recording artists. Al has also worked as an on-air personality for CFRO 102.7 FM, 96.1 FM, Z95.3 FM & The Beat 94.5 FM. Currently, he is a busy DJ & host for various nightlife venues, corporate events, weddings and more, not to mention an active philanthropist and community leader with his F.U.B.A.R. ( organization.

About Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon –
The mission of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon is to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish is the largest wish granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 415,00 children= worldwide since 1980.


Date & Time: Sunday, June 17
     12pm – 2pm: All Ages Beginner Skate
     2pm – 6pm: Intermediate/Expert Skate (10yrs and Up)

Admission: Minimum $10 donation, adult skate rentals available for $10

Robson Square Skating Rink
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


For further information, contact
Al Lamons, 604-916-2542

Skaters at Robson Square, photo by Samantha Gill


Al Lamons, aka DJ Alibaba, photo by Eric Massarelli

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