Bryan Adams to receive humanitarian award

bryan_adamsThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CTV have announced that Bryan Adams, one of the most recognized rock music artists in the world, is the recipient of the 2010 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. The Award, named after CHUM Ltd. founder Allan Waters, recognizes an outstanding Canadian artist whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award will be presented to Adams during THE JUNO AWARDS broadcast on Sunday, April 18, 2010 on CTV.

Adams has been at the forefront of fundraising and social awareness events from Amnesty International “A Conspiracy of Hope” and Rock for Amnesty Tours, Live Aid, Live 8 and One Night Live. In 1985 Adams co-wrote and took part in the recording of “Tears Are Not Enough,” Canada’s song to help raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Over the years he has been a part of the “Reach Out to Asia” campaign to help the underprivileged, and in 2006 he became the first westerner to perform in Karachi, Pakistan, after 9/11 with funds raised going towards victims of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. He has successfully campaigned for the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with Greenpeace as well as animal rights through PETA. His photography has raised money to benefit cancer research and in 2006, he established The Bryan Adams Foundation, to further advance the education and learning opportunities for children and young people worldwide.

“Without any fanfare Bryan’s Foundation has quietly worked to enrich the lives of children and young people here at home and in the far flung corners of the globe,” explains Melanie Berry, President & CEO of CARAS. “It is an honor and a privilege to recognize his history of philanthropic work with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.”

“I am honored to accept this award,” noted Adams, “and hope that it will inspire and encourage others to contribute and/or also give back.”

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  1. Nancy • January 18, 2010 @ 4:26 PM

    Bryan has done so much for so many. For someone to accomplish only one of those campaigns would be excellent but look at how many he has been involved in…and so many more to come, I’m sure. Great work, Bryan, and an award so well deserved! Proud to be Canadian, for sure!

  2. April • January 19, 2010 @ 1:10 AM

    Hey Nancy,

    I wanted to find you to say “HI” and that I have been thinking of you and hope you had a GREAT XMAS AND NEW YEAR’S!! I, unfortunately have not been well, and more or less bedbound, DEFINITELY not on the computer as much as normal, that is why I have not been online for months! But like I said, just wanted to say HI and hope you see this and if so, let me know how you are and I’ll try and get back to you when I can!! I posted a message to you on the Kiefer Sutherland on D. Letterman blog through…..YES, your bestfriends on here, Jo-Anne and demigod, but since I’m pretty sure they might not let you know I wanted to say HI to you, I thought I’d give it a quick check on the sights to see if and where you were!! Watching the new Bachelor? What are you watching these days?

    Take care,
    April

  3. April • January 19, 2010 @ 1:12 AM

    P.S. Totally agree with you Nancy about Bryan, he SO deserves this and I’m glad he’s finally getting it!! Makes me proud he’s Canadian!!

  4. gypsy • January 19, 2010 @ 4:53 AM

    Hi April..Sorry to hear you have not been well,I hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.A special wish from me to you,I hope you get feeling better soon!!! Monday’s bachelor was really weird,I believe they could of handled the situation very differently,don’t you think so?Really they could have done it more privately,but I bet the ratings will go up for next week’s show LOL!!YOU TAKE CARE!!

  5. gypsy • January 19, 2010 @ 5:19 AM

    I also agree with you Nancy,I had no idea Bryan was involved in all these different projects,until I read the article.He has been so low key about all these humanitarian projects,that he’s involved in,now thats what I’D call a very classy man/human!!He should be very proud of himself,and is very deserving of this award.Like you stated Nancy,he also makes me proud to be a Canadian!!Take Care!!!

  6. Nancy • January 19, 2010 @ 10:42 PM

    April: Hi! My family did have a really great holiday, thank you. I hope yours was good as well…although, painful for you. I don’t envy you at all dear! Very sorry to hear. I know you said before that you had chronic pain in your back and neck/shoulders and being bedridden doesn’t help that but, what can you do when you can’t get up or sit/stand, eh? Wouldn’t it be nice to live in this world with no pain? I haven’t watched the Bachelor this season at all. I’ve been watching the new Supernatural; Ghost Whisperer; Medium as well as Trauma and The Forgotten. Love the hilarious auditions on American Idol. Kinda anxious for Celebrity Apprentice and DEFINITELY anxious for Lost! Believe it or not though, I hardly watch television. I’m on the computer while the tv plays in the background, hahaha.

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