Jan 19 / 2017

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management and Ticketing & Fan Engagement to the Tribute Communities Centre, launched an auction today of autographed guitars which will benefit three local charities.

A myriad of artists that performed at the Tribute Communities Centre, formerly the General Motors Centre, supported the initiative in 2016 including Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Hedley, Walk Off The Earth, Marianas Trench, I Mother Earth, Our Lady Peace, Papa Roach, and many more.

“Giving back is a priorty for us at Spectra. Therefore, we wanted to find a new way to collaborate with local charities involving the support of the artists performing at the venue,” said Spectra’s William Balfour, Director of Marketing and Group Sales. “We are ecstatic with the artists’ responses and we’re hopeful that fans in the community will bid on these collector guitars and that it will be a big win for the charities.”

The three guitars that are being auctioned can be viewed and bid on here


Fender Squier Bullet Stratocaster Electric Guitar – Black

Charity to benefit: Distress Centre Durham

Autographed by members of I Mother Earth, Our Lady Peace, Five Finger Death Punch (except Ivan Moody), Papa Roach, Sixx: A.M., The Standstills and From Ashes To New (Matt Brandyberry and Chris Musser only)


Fender Squier Bullet Stratocaster Electric Guitar – Pink

Charity to benefit: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Autographed by members of Hedley, Walk Off The Earth, Marianas Trench as well as Carly Rae Jepsen and Francesco Yates


Aria TG-1 SGR Acoustic Guitar – Green

Charity to benefit: Canadian Mental Health Association Durham

Autographed by Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Billy Currington, Gord Bamford, Joe Nichols, Meghan Patrick, Jon Pardi, Autumn Hill, Kip Moore, and A Thousand Horses


The auctions are scheduled to end on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.

The starting bid on each guitar is $300.00 CAD and competing bids must increase by $20.00 increments.

Spectra is always giving back when they can in Oshawa and the Durham Region. Spectra regularly works with charitable organizations for fundraising and special events, they organize their annual Touch-a-Truck event and their Durham Central Adult Hockey League hosts food drives and diaper drives to name a few.