Rare Rush memorabilia auction items at St. Joseph’s Tribute Dinner
Sep. 11, 2012
True rock music fans of Rush know the Canadian’s band memorabilia is hard to come by and have a unique opportunity on Sept. 13. Other than donating used equipment to museums, Rush’s equipment, past and present, is kept in a large warehouse in Toronto. At this year’s St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation’s Tribute Dinner, Rush fans are in for a rare treat, as a 1970s amplifier road case will be up for auction, along with other items.
Found in the summer of 2011 in the basement of an office building in Ottawa, the amp road case, which once contained a Fender Twin Reverb amplifier, was found empty. Photographs of the road case were sent to Liam Brit, Rush’s road manager and Alex Lifeson, Rush’s guitarist who confirmed that the case had disappeared sometime in the late 1970s. Since Rush did not want the case back it was donated by the owner to the Foundation’s Tribute silent action. Also up for grabs is a signed Rush drum skin from the 2010 Time Machine Tour.
This year’s Tribute Dinner will celebrate surgical innovation at St. Joseph’s - past, present and future - and pay tribute to London’s Callaghan family and their service to St. Joseph’s. Tribute will also feature a performance by the New York-based Naturally 7, a talented a capella group, and a display of historical medical and surgical items on loan from Museum London.
What: St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation’s annual Tribute Dinner, tickets $160 and available by
calling 519 646-6085
Where: London Convention Centre, 300 York Street London Ontario
When: Sept. 13 (General reception – 6 pm, Dinner – 7 pm, Naturally 7 – 8:40 pm)
Media: Interview, photo and video opportunities available night of event (please check-in at media table on the first floor of the convention centre). Pre-event interviews are also available
For more information contact:
Manager, Marketing and Communications
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
519 646-6085, ext. 64590