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Auction: Autographed Geddy Lee Signature Fender Jazz Bass to Benefit Camp Oki

June 7, 2013, Toronto, Canada: RUSH fans are going to get a chance to own a piece of memorabilia from Geddy Lee; a one-of-a-kind, autographed Geddy Lee Signature Fender Jazz Bass Guitar. Children’s Charity Lonny's Smile ( presents an evening of music and a Live Auction on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8 p.m. EST, at the Horseshoe Tavern in downtown Toronto.  You must attend this event to bid. You have to be in it to win it, so be there.

Proceeds will benefit Camp Oki (, a free weeklong camp for children from Quebec and Ontario who suffer from heart defects and require implanted pacemakers or defibrillators (ICDs).

RUSH’s Geddy Lee has personally donated this Signature Fender Jazz Bass Guitar for the auction and will autograph it for the winning bidder with a personalized message of their choosing. The bass has been personally set-up to Geddy’s live performance specifications by his bass tech, Skully, with a set of ‘live RUSH performance-played’ Rotosound strings. The bass features a pearlized pickguard custom-engraved and hand-painted with the Oki logo by artist James Hogg, who has created the alchemy symbol pickguards on Geddy’s Time Machine and Clockwork Angels tour instruments.

There will be many other wonderful items up for auction contributed by legendary Canadian musicians including Blue Rodeo, Great Big Sea, Jann Arden, Serena Ryder and many more! Click here for a partial list of auction items and check back regularly for updates.

The evening’s entertainment will feature live music by Fish Head with festivities emceed by Murray Foster of Great Big Sea and formerly of Moxy Früvous.

Lonny's Smile is a children's initiative launched in 2010 to honor the memory of Lonny Brent Doerksen. The commitment of Lonny's Smile is to provide a sense of normalcy to children whose lives are challenged by medical conditions. Lonny's Smile wants to empower these children so that they can experience the wonders of childhood such as a sense of play, friendship, laughter and adventure.

You must attend this event to bid. You have to be in it to win it, so be there.
  •     When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST
  •     Where: Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West, Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 2A2, Tel: 416-598-4753 -
  •     Tickets: $20 each - If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door for cash purchase only.
  •     Advance online ticket sales end at 6:00 pm EST on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Order advance tickets here:
  •     Age Restriction: 19-years old+ for admission

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