Justin Lee On December 3, 2007 at 10:47 am

Microsoft Canada has sent word that you can own some pretty neat autographed face plates, guitar hero faceplates and even Guitar Hero II guitars from A-List Celebrities and musicians signed by Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Joss Stone, NBA All Star Chris Bosh just to name a few. All proceeds of this ebay auction will be going to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Auction starts December 6th: http://members.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=celebrity_xbox_halo3

Tis the season for giving and there is no better time to get the ideal gift for the video game fanatic, pop culture or music junky on your list. Xbox Canada, a division of Microsoft Canada Co., is thrilled to announce Master Chief’s Celebrity Faceplate Auction, a fundraising initiative in support of Children’s Miracle Network. With the participation of some of the most popular artists in the entertainment industry from Canada and around the world, the Celebrity Faceplate Auction offers fans a chance to own a piece of Hollywood and video game memorabilia. Items up for grabs include faceplates for Xbox 360™ signed by stars from music, film, sports and television as well as limited edition Halo 3-branded X-shaped Ibanez Xiphos guitars and an autographed Guitar Hero II guitar.

Celebrity participants include Canadian punk princess Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Joss Stone and home grown rock sensation Finger Eleven. Some of the biggest names in Canadian sports and Television are also lending their support including two-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh and style-guru and creative director on Canada’s and America’s Next Top Model Jay Manuel, and many more (see the full list below). From Thursday, December 6th to Sunday, December 16th all faceplates and limited edition Halo 3-branded Ibanez guitars will be up for auction on eBay and open to international bids.

“Children’s Miracle Network greatly appreciates and relies on the support of organizations like Xbox Canada who, through various initiatives, help to raise funds in support of our programs,” said John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Miracle Network. “We’d like to thank members of the entertainment industry for their time and for bringing awareness to the work we do as well as Xbox Canada for their continued support.”

The Master Chief Celebrity Faceplate Auction is an initiative created around the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, which has a removable faceplate (or front cover) that can be switched to allow the console to reflect the personality of the owner or the décor of their house. This auction provides people with a unique opportunity to bring a one-of-a-kind faceplate signed their favourite celebrity into their own home. The limited edition Halo 3-branded Ibanez guitars and autographed Guitar Hero II guitar up for auction give Halo 3 and music fans a chance to own a unique piece of video game memorabilia.

“With the massive launch of Halo 3 in Canada and around the world, Master Chief has now taken his place alongside other great pop culture icons,” said Ryan Bidan, Product Manager, Games, Xbox Canada. “The Halo 3 Celebrity Faceplate Auction is the perfect opportunity to pair Canada’s love of video games and pop culture in support of the great work done by Children’s Miracle Network and their 14 children’s hospitals across Canada.”


Avril Lavigne

Finger Eleven

Kardinal Offishall

The Used

Alexis on Fire


SUM 41


Black Eyed Peas

Sam Roberts

Joss Stone

Matt Flynn (Maroon 5)


Billy Talent

George Nozuka


Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)


Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)

Ray Emery (Ottawa Senators)


Jay Manuel (Canada’s & America’s Next Top Model)

Nole Marin (Canada’s Next Top Model)


Children’s Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals and health foundations across North America. Each year the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. In Canada there are 14 children’s hospitals that treat over 2.5 million Canadian children each and every year. This year alone Children’s Miracle Network hospitals will provide charity care worth over $40 million in Canada, yet these hospitals depend on community support to help fund their vital services. www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca


Activision’s Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 features an expanded track list of over 70 axe-smashing hits – including 10 tracks exclusive to the Xbox 360 – along with deafening rock venues, HD remodeled characters and guitars, a variety of addictive gameplay modes, and a bevy of achievement points to unlock. Also exclusive to the Xbox 360 is the ability for competitive rockthusiasts to view how their legendary performances rank on the online leaderboards. Guitar Heroes looking for even more can download exclusive gamer themes, picture packs and fresh new songs on Xbox Live Marketplace.


Xbox 360 is a superior video game and entertainment system delivering the best games, unique entertainment features and a unified online gaming network that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 will have a portfolio of more than 300 games and will be available in nearly 40 countries by the end of 2007. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-ca

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