Arcade Fire’s humanitarian efforts in Haiti have been well documented, and now the Montreal-based band will be honoured for its efforts by receiving this year’s Allan Waters Humanitarian Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
Band members Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara will be presented with the award at the 2016 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards, to be held on Saturday, April 2 in Calgary.
“It is an honour. We are very thankful,”; said Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne of being named this year’s recipients of the prestigious award. “It helps us continue the work.”;
“It’s an honour to present Win, Régine, Will, Richard, Tim, and Jeremy with this award for their compassionate and impactful work,”; added Randy Lennox, President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media. “Arcade Fire is passionate and energetic not only about crafting amazing music, but also amplifying the voice of the non-profit organizations they work with.”;
Arcade Fire has traveled to Haiti several times, and to date as raised and donated more than $4 million to fund humanitarian efforts in the nation, training thousands of outreach volunteers and helping to engage more than a half-million of the band’s fans in support of relief efforts for Haiti.