When Canadian rock star Bryan Adams plays the Sudbury Arena on May 7, a Gibson Les Paul guitar with his autograph on it will be auctioned off, with all funds raised going to the high school group.
“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that anything like this could happen for our small northern Ontario school,” Norm McIntosh, director of the Evolutionary Band, stated.
The prized guitar has been donated by Adams and producer Bob Ezrin.
“Bob Ezrin and Bryan Adams are at the top of their careers. For them to take the time to do this for our students is unbelievable,” McIntosh said. “The kids have been blown away by the generosity and the goodwill of these two individuals. We are truly grateful.”
His comments were echoed by Kayla O’Hearon, a guitarist in the band.
“I thought that it was incredibly generous and very kind of both of these gentlemen to do this for our band,” she said. “It is nice to know that people in their position in life would still be willing to help others.”
Ezrin said helping out a band of which he has been a long-time follower is just a good thing to do.
“I'm happy to be able to help support the kids,” he said.
Tickets to win the signed guitar are now available at Confederation Secondary School, and will also be for sale the day of Adams' concert.
For more information, contact the school at 705-671-5948.
Posted by Arron Pickard