Is This Real?

A benefit for Kids Help Phone

The Fizzgigs team up with other Canadian punk rock artists to cover the 1980 Wipers song "Is This Real?" and create social connection options for the kids in what may be the weirdest school year yet.

Between the impact of COVID-19 and the prospect of growing up in a world where systemic racism is an undeniable reality, the kids have more questions, anxieties, pressures, and problems these days.

For many, home is not a safe place, the outside world doesn’t feel like a safe place, and isolation from their social groups has amplified the normal challenges of growing up.

Together, we are raising funds because we want to spark kids' courage to ask for help and ensure they get the help they need through Kids Help Phone.

Dave Brownsound
Danko Jones
Chris Creswell

The Flatliners, Hot Water Music

Also raising funds for Black Legal Action Centre.

KJ Jansen
Chuck Coles
Emily Bones
Hugo Mudie
Seth Anderson
Jamie, Limo & Jeff
Darren Ollinger
Blair Cooney
Jeff Barrett

Also raising funds for Halo Air Ambulance 

Scott Marshall
Jay Sinclair
Cody Coates
Mr. Dean


We are too!
Help us smear this news around the interwebs:

Additional co-conspirators

This collaboration was lovingly crafted by:

  • Melanie Kaye - PR & Connector of all things
  • Scott Giffin - Mix Engineer & Audio Producer
  • Boooooost - Video & Web Content Production
  • Meter Records - Music Licensing & Promotion

Your donation is made directly on the Kids Help Phone website, and you will be issued a tax receipt there.