Bryan Adams is scheduled to receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award during the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
The award is to be presented in Toronto in honour of the singer/songwriter in recognition of his social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests and causes.
The Kingston born artist’s music career has spanned over four decades and he has served as an Ambassador of Humanitarian causes and relief efforts.
Humanitarian efforts to his credit includes Live Aid, Amnesty International’s “A Conspiracy of Hope,” Rock for Amnesty, and Live 8.
In addition to such human rights and poverty/famine themed concerts and tours, he has given advocacy support to PETA and Greenpeace, where his compassion for animals and his concern for the protection and conservation of the environment has been evident. He has also performanced at the annual Prince’s Trust Charity Concert, Farm Aid and Save the Rainforest.
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Adams has helped raise monies to support disadvantaged youth in the U.K., assisted American family farmers and participated in Freedomfest, Rock the World for Greenpeace, Peace, Freedom and Democracy for Geoegia and helped commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall with his collaborative project with Roger Waters titled, “The Wall.”
The Bryan Adams Foundation was founded in 2006, with the aim of improving the quality of people’s lives around the world. 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 body of 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.”
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