Arcade Fire to Receive Humanitarian Award at Juno Awards
Arcade Fire will receive the 2016 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the upcoming Juno Awards.
Billboard reports the Canadian art-rock outfit will be recognized for their humanitarian work, particularly their efforts in Haiti. The band has raised $9.6 million, trained volunteers and garnered the support of more than 500,000 fans as part of their work in Haiti. Frontwoman Régine Chassagne, who is of Haitian descent, co-founded the KANPE foundation, which provides resources to Haitian families to build financial autonomy. Arcade Fire also donate $1 of each of their concert tickets sold to Partners in Health, a nonprofit that provides health care to impoverished communities around the world.
“It is an honour,” Chassagne said in a press release. “We are very thankful. It helps us continue the work.”
Arcade Fire will receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award during the Juno Awards Gala Dinner & Awards. The gala will take place on April 2 in Calgary, Alberta, a day before the Juno Awards ceremony.
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