Founded by teen brothers Callum and Thomas Buckley, “Rock The Barn” at Fresh City Farms Downsview Park June 22nd was a country hoe-down with a purpose. After losing a classmate who took his own life, the brothers were inspired to do something to support other young people facing mental health challenges. They enlisted the help of Dr. Tripathy from CAMH Foundation to present the first-ever RTBT concert featuring 3 Canadian musical acts, craft beer and delicious food donated by Ghost Tacos.
This fundraising event was a massive project involving local businesses, numerous volunteers and of course Callum Buckley who not only was the emcee, he is a song writer and solid performer who knows how to put on a show, on stage or off. If you missed this inaugural event, make sure to check out www.rockthebarntoronto.com for updates on the concert next year. Thanks to Callum and Timothy Buckley for our invitation.