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The Vancouver Battle of the Bar Bands is an annual fundraiser hosted by the CBA (BC) Benevolent Society in association with its presenting sponsor, Hunter West Legal Recruitment.

The Benevolent Society provides emergency funding to lawyers, students and their families in times of crisis when no other resources are available. Addiction, depression, injury and illness are some of the underlying problems that have led to financial devastation and ultimately a request for monetary assistance. When the circumstances fit the Benevolent Society’s mandate, help comes quickly and without judgement.

The Benevolent Society’s funds are raised through Battles of the Bar Bands which are held annually in Vancouver and Victoria. Talented members of these legal communities strut their stuff in amazing cover performances at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver and Di Vinci Centre in Victoria West.

The Battle of the Band Bars is always a night of great entertainment. Equally, it is a symbol of community, hope and humanity.

Photos compliments of Cameron Wood, The Narrative Lens