Bryan Adams Receiving Humanitarian Spirit Award At Canadian Music Week
November 14, 2014 at 1:03 PM (PT)
BRYAN ADAMS will receive this year's ALLAN SLAIGHT HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT AWARD during CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK at the CANADIAN MUSIC & BROADCAST INDUSTRY AWARDS gala in TORONTO.
The award -- bestowed on the singer/songwriter in recognition of his social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests and causes -- will be presented on THURSDAY, MAY 7th, 2015.
Alongside a music career spanning more than four decades, ADAMS has stood as an ambassador of humanitarian causes and relief. His participation in such concerts as LIVE AID, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL's "A Conspiracy of Hope" tour, ROCK FOR AMNESTY, and LIVE 8 has brought awareness to human rights, poverty and famine while his advocacy of PETA and GREENPEACE has supported animal rights and the protection and conservation of the environment.
Through performances on the annual PRINCE'S TRUST CHARITY CONCERT, FARM AID and SAVE THE RAINFOREST, ADAMS has helped raise funds to support disadvantaged youth in the U.K., assist AMERICAN family farmers and preserve tropical rainforests. A social activist, he took part in FREEDOMFEST, ROCK THE WORLD FOR GREENPEACE, PEACE, FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY FOR GEORGIA and helped commemorate the fall of the BERLIN WALL with ROGER WATERS' "The Wall."
He established the BRYAN ADAMS FOUNDATION with the aim of improving the quality of people's lives around the world. Since 2006, the foundation has been providing support and financial grants to projects and organizations advancing education and learning opportunities for children in need, funding medical research, training, treatment and access and much more.
"BRYAN's work -- as a songwriter, composer, musician, recording artist, performer, and photographer -- has touched millions of lives around the world," said GARY SLAIGHT. "Add to that the countless number of causes and disadvantaged struggling around the world that his foundation has directly supported, protected and enriched -- it's remarkable. My father and I couldn't be more proud of BRYAN's benevolence, and it is our privilege to honor him with this year's ALLAN SLAIGHT HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT AWARD."