Canadian Music Awards has announced Arcade Fire as the recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The multi-platinum, Grammy winning band will be honoured for their achievements and longstanding career in the music industry, social activism and support of humanitarian causes at the annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards.
About the honor, the band said: “We’re deeply honoured to receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit award. For more than a decade our fans have joined us in supporting the organizations Partners in Health and KANPE and the work they do in Haiti. These relationships have profoundly influenced our lives and our art. This award and the example of the Slaight family, are both a great support and a motivation to keep doing more.”
Gary Slaight, President and CEO, Slaight Communications Inc. acknowledged the bands gread deeds, saying: “My father, Allan Slaight, has always stressed the importance of giving back and this great Canadian band has done so in spades. In awarding them with the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award, we celebrate the great work they have done.”
Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards will take place on May 10th at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario. Purchase tickets here.