Guitar autographed by surviving members of the Hip up for auction to benefit Autism Home Base

How would you like a one-of-a-kind guitar? 

What if that guitar was signed by the surviving members of the Tragically Hip? 

Get out your credit card and prepare to make a big, healthy donation to help support people on the autism spectrum and their loved ones. 

One of the featured items in this year’s auction to benefit Autism Home Base is a Songmaker DR-100, donated by Long and McQuade and signed by Paul Langlois, Johnny Fay, Rob Baker and Gord Sinclair. 

Other auction items include a signed John Tavares jersey, a ROOTS Small Banff bag, handwritten lyrics from Glass Tiger’s “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone),” courtesy of Alan Frew, a Hillberg & Berk necklace from the private collection of Jeanne Beker and a private music master class session with our own Alan Cross. 

The auction is open through April 16, so there’s still time to place your bids. Winners will be notified by email and can pick up their awesome prize in Bowmanville or arrange for shipping at their expense. 

The auction is a fundraiser for Autism Home Base Durham, described as a social hub for autistic adults and their support team. 

“Our vision is for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to lead rich, active lives in an accepting, supportive community,” the organization says. “Our mission is to create opportunities where our members are inspired to discover new interests, engage in the community, build friendships and develop lifelong supports.” 

Autism Home Base does more than just provide support for people on the autism spectrum. 

The organization and member families “work together to create opportunities to explore new interests in a supportive environment among peers. Last year, more than 165 members enjoyed over 130 community-based meet ups and 975 virtual program hours of sports, cultural and social programs offered on a weekly, monthly or occasional basis. 

“It’s not traditional respite,” the organization continues. “It’s social relief. Our families make meaningful connections with others who ‘get it,’ right away, because they live it.” 

More information on Autism Home Base is available here; place your bid on the auction items here

Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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