Ian D’Sa of Billy Talent To DJ Brewers Plate

Brewers Plate Will #RockThePlate With Special Guest DJ Ian D’Sa of Billy Talent  

Toronto, ON – The 10th annual rock and roll themed Brewers Plate (#RockThePlate) in support of War Child Canada now boasts a Canadian rock legend as the celebrity guest DJ. Ian D’Sa of the band Billy Talent will trade in his guitar for a sound mixer as he joins the incredible roster of Ontario brewers and locally renowned restaurants and Chefs as they create the ultimate rock and roll pairing experience. It all happens on May 4, 2017 at the Corus Quay Building (25 Dockside Drive) from 6pm to 11pm. The 2017 edition of Brewers Plate is in partnership with Q107 and 102.1 The Edge and hosted by Fearless Fred of 102.1 the Edge.

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I’m very proud to be involved with War Child Canada, the work they are doing to help children in war-affected communities offers hope beyond borders,” said Ian D’Sa, guitarist for the band Billy Talent. “Come celebrate their efforts at this year’s Brewers Plate, where you can help raise awareness for those who need it most while enjoying a great evening of all things rock and roll”

This year’s Brewers Plate will host an incredible selection of prizes to be won through the event’s on-site initiatives, including a number of rock and roll themed art pieces provided by local music photographers Dustin Rabin, Jess Baumung and Toronto-inspired artist Casey O’Neill, as well guitars, autographed sports memorabilia, vinyl packages, concert tickets and so much more!

In 2016, Brewers Plate raised $9,200 in support of War Child Canada to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. With the support of Ian D’Sa, along with the incredible chefs, restaurants and brewers who are all donating their time and materials for this event, Brewers Plate 2017 is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience while raising thousands of dollars for a great cause.

Tickets to the Brewers Plate 2017 are now on sale through and start at $90 each + taxes and fees. New for this year: Brewers Plate is offering an Entourage 5 Pack, valued at $400 + taxes and fees, so if attendees are planning on bringing friends this may be the ticket pack for them. They’ll be able to see savings of $10 per ticket with the Entourage 5 Pack. They can also try their luck at winning tickets in the coming weeks by tuning in to Brewers Plate’s fantastic partners at Q107 and 102.1 the Edge.

About Brewers Plate:

The Brewers Plate is a celebration of locally curated food and locally brewed beer. It’s an indulgent evening featuring unlimited sampling of collaborations between renowned Toronto restaurants and Ontario brewers. Now in its 10th year, this charitable event is a one-of-a-kind tasting experience wrapped in a rock and roll theme! Proceeds raised at this event are being donated in support of War Child Canada.

About War Child Canada:

War Child’s mission is to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. Visit to learn more.

About Ian D’Sa:

Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band.

They have sold nearly one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally. Their albums Billy Talent I and II and III have all received multi-platinum certifications, with platinum status for the last studio album Dead Silence.

Their new album Afraid of Heights debuted at #1 in their home country of Canada as well as in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This is the fourth consecutive #1 debut for the Toronto based group.

Billy Talent have enjoyed tremendous success on Canadian rock radio where they have had three #1 hits that combined for 20 weeks at the top spot, six Top 5 hits, and six Top 10 hits. They have won 7 Juno Awards and have been nominated 23 times, including three nods for Afraid of Heights (Group of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Ian D’Sa for Producer of the Year).