Published Jan 15, 2015Rush have long been recognized for their technical skill and ambitious approach to prog rock, but the long-running Canadian band will soon be celebrated for their work beyond the lighted stage. At this year's Juno Awards, the band will receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.
A press release notes that this prize recognizes "outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada." Rush are receiving the award due to their philanthropic efforts and humanitarian causes.
The long list of causes the band have supported over the years includes the Toronto Food Bank, AIDS research, United Way, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Make It Right Foundation, Alberta Flood Relief, Little Kids Rock, Child Advocates, Dominic Triano Foundation, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Casey House, the Kidney Foundation, Chilean Red Cross and Grapes for Humanity Canada.
Rush will receive the award at the 2015 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards on March 14 in Hamilton, ON.
This is the day before Hamilton hosts the Juno Awards ceremony on March 15. This year's nominees will be announced in a little less than two weeks, on January 27.