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Rover’s Fundraising Campaign on Indiegogo!

Click to view our Indiegogo Campaign!



Indiegogo is an international crowd funding platform that helps companies, small start-ups and idea-people to raise money to fund their projects. It gives patrons of the arts a chance to be donors, and companies the chance to give back to their supporters.


Spring 2012 marks an important transition for Rover. Begun as a shoe-string start-up, we have survived on fundraising events and personal contributions. Plus hundreds of hours of free labour from contributors and editors. Our solid track-record and consistent quality of writing means we are poised to join the growing pool of Canadian electronic periodicals. However, being eligible for arts grants means we have to work hard to raise essential matching funds.

And because we believe in YOU, we’ve launched this campaign! Our goal is to increase newsletter subscribers and raise at least $3,000. We’ve compiled a cornucopia of “perks” from local publishers, theatres and businesses to share with you. We also want to show you the things that we think make Montreal so worth writing about. Check out our campaign site for details!


Short on cash? We feel you. But you can still help!

  • Share our campaign with your friends!  The more shares our campaign receives, the more likely we are to be a featured campaign on the Indiegogo page!
  • Sign up on our homepage to our free newsletter!
  • Tell your friends about Rover and our newsletter!
  • Add your voice! Send us a letter, or comment on our coverage at

CLICK HERE to view our Indiegogo Campaign!




Two tickets to Haunted Hillbilly at Centaur Theatre: Hyram Woodside, a naïve yet charismatic country music star and his bloodsucking couturier named Nudie are both on the rise to stardom, and are not above using one another to get there.
 Haunted Hillbilly is a carnival romp complete with foot-stomping country music and seductive vampires caught up in a Rocky Horror Picture Show hoedown. Back by popular demand, a co-pro with Mtl Indie company Sidemart Theatrical Grocery. $90 value on a Saturday night


Two tickets to Same Time Next Year at the Segal Centre. Classic comedy by Neil Simon. Two people (married — but not to each other) meet for a weekend year after year in a nice little country inn. A smart and touching comedy!.  $88 value on a Saturday night.



One year subscription to Maisonneuve Magazine. A classy, sassy Montreal-based general interest magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary. ‘Eclectic curiosity’ is their mantra. Enjoy a free copy of the anniversary edition plus a year’s subscription. Value: $33.



Theatre Lac Brome in Knowlton, Quebec.

Your choice of two tickets from the following:

That’ll Be the Day,  Buddy Holly & Friends Remembered. A musical survey from Holly’s country roots, Elvis’s influence, to the musicians Holly inspired. Opens Friday June 15

Dear Liar, A comedy of letters adapted by Jerome Kilty from the Correspondence of Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell Starring: Louise Marleau and Albert Millaire (in English or French)  Opens July 3 in French, July 7 in English

Menage à Trois, Mill Hill, Bermondsey, & Marble Arch.  A comic account of sex and love, written by the legendary wit John Mortimer.  All performances in English. Opening Saturday July 14

Knowlton House & Garden Tour Le mercredi 11 juillet de 10 h à 16 h // Wednesday July 11, 10 to 6.

For more info go to Est. Value $68



Free pass to Elektra – the first edition of Montreal’s International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN).  Art, culture and digital technology are the three main ingredients in the BIAN, a new event created by Elektra Festival organizers and taking place for the first time in Montreal from April 18 to June 13, 2012. Says director Alain Thibault, “In 2012, we can no longer talk about artistic creation without involving digital technology”. The BIAN is the result of a desire to create a powerful demonstration of the vitality of local digital arts and the maturity of discipline internationally. Digital arts take many forms, and the BIAN will showcase the installation and public art aspects of the discipline.  A pass gets you in to all paid events.  Value $60.




Drawn and Quarterly – A selection of books and goods including Paul Goes Fishing by Michel Rabagliati, the Drawn & Quarterly Showcase: Book Four, 20% off coupons, collectible bookmarks and postcards.






S.W. Welch Used and Antiquarian Books -  Five $5 gift certificates.





Guernica Editions -  A collection of book donated by Guernica Editions, including:

Parameta,  Little Black - Suzanne Robertson

Amphetamine Heart – Liz Worth

Secret Transfusions - Samuel Beckett

Exploding into Night – Sandy Pool



Paragraphe - Five $25 gift certificates for Paragraphe Librarie/Bookstore in Montreal.




Vehicule Press – A selection of titles from Montreal’s Vehicule Press, including:

Niko – award-winning novel by Dimitri Nasrallah

The Love Monster – Missy Marston

Global Poetry Anthology – Various Authors


Festival Transameriques - An international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre, the Festival TransAmériques combines disciplines and artistic trends under cohesive programming. The Festival presents exciting forms of the art of our era, featuring works by choreographers, writers and directors. The only criterion is to present strong work, regardless of theme or place of origin.  Tickets to:

SEEDS, popular play from Montreal’s Porte Parole theatre, after a successful run in Toronto. –






House of Asterion A print from Berlin-based artist Gregor Hiltner. 42 x 32 cm Limited edition lithograph, matted.







Original art by Isa Dawson, from her BOLETUS series, Silverpoint on board, 8 x 8″, framed.









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