Light of Day Canada joined the fight against Parkinson's disease ten years ago. In 2015 LOD Niagara was the highest attended show in Light of Day’s history. Over the years our shows have included great artists including; Blue Rodeo, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Pat Travers, Ron Sexsmith, Gary U.S. Bonds, Sam Roberts Band, Willie Nile, Joe D’urso, Joe Gruschecky & The Houserockers, Jesse Malin, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Marah, The Trews, Paul Langlois of the Tragically Hip, Tom Wilson and has been hosted by the likes of Vincent Pastore of the Sopranos, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Dave Hodge (view our Past Performers page to see all of the great artist who have graced our stages). Since our inception, Light of Day Canada has expanded from Niagara Falls and Toronto to Light of Day Hamilton in 2011, Light of Day Halifax in 2012, Light of Day Kingston in 2013, and London in 2016.

Last year our concerts raised over $70,000 and in 10 years we have raised over $300,000 for Parkinson’s Research and Care distributing all of our profits to Parkinson’s Canada, Light of Day Foundation (New Jersey), and most recently to the London Health Sciences Movement Disorder Centre, Queen's University Neuroscience Studies in Kingston and the Steve Ludzik Parkinson’s Rehab Clinic at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in St. Catharines ON.


Light of Day Canada Foundation for Parkinson's Research and Care is a Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation which began in 2007 with 2 modest shows, one in Niagara Falls and one in Toronto ON. The success of the shows and the enthusiasm and support of the 2 communities helped expand the show to larger venues and eventually to Hamilton, Halifax, Kingston, and now, London.


Light of Day Canada is committed to raising money through various events to distribute to Parkinson's organizations that support Parkinson's research and care for those living with Parkinson's and their families. Light of Day Canada work closely with and distribute our proceeds to the Light of Day Foundation, Parkinson Canada, The Steve Ludzik Foundation, Queen's University Neuroscience Studies in Kingston, and the London Health Sciences Movement Disorder Centre.

As we grow, our vision is to provide support to local Parkinson's initiatives, as well as continuing to provide our partner organizationswith funds to enable them to continue their great work!

Of course, our ultimate goal is to play a role in eradicating Parkinson's and then, as the great Willie Nile once said, "we'll move on to kick the $%# out of the next cause"!


As mentioned above all of the money raised through our concerts and events go directly to the Light of Day Foundation, Parkinson Canada, The Steve Ludzik Foundation,  the Steve Ludzik Parkinson’s Rehab Clinic, Queen's University Neuroscience Studies in Kingston,  and the London Health Sciences Movement Disorder Centre.

Coming off a very successful LOD Canada 10 in 2016, where our community raised over $70,000 for Parkinson's research through concerts in London, Toronto, Niagara and Kingston. 

In just ten years, Light of Day Canada organizers have raised over $300,000 in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. This is in large part thanks to those who attend the shows and all of the great businesses who support LOD Canada through both in-kind and monetary sponsorship. In 2017, we are once again seeking sponsors and supporters to assist us in raising more money for the cause.


Dave Rotella President
Sam Grosso Vice President
Jim Davey Treasurer
Peter Elkas Director