Canadian Music Week Honors Iconic Musician & Composer Bruce Cockburn

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Canadian Music Week Honors Iconic Musician & Composer Bruce Cockburn

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce acclaimed Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn as the 2014 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award - bestowed to the singer/songwriter in recognition of his social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests - will be presented in Toronto on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala held during Canadian Music Week 2014.

"My Father Allan and I have both respected Bruce Cockburn as an artist and humanist since his early coffeehouse days," said Gary Slaight. "His philanthropy and compassion for charitable issues is commendable and something all of us should strive to emulate. Bruce has long been deserving of such an award and recognition, and we're thrilled to see his efforts honoured this year.

"It seems to me that if we accept that it's appropriate to love our neighbour, whether as people of faith or as people just trying to live well, then we all need to do whatever we can to look out for that neighbour's welfare," said Bruce Cockburn. "I'm very honoured to be chosen as the recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. I hope the existence of the award will help to inspire ever greater numbers of people in the music community to throw their support behind the many ongoing efforts to make this world better."

For more than 40 years, Bruce Cockburn has been revered as one of Canada's most prolific singer/songwriters and advocates for human rights. His politically and socially charged lyrics have continuously brought Canada's attention to causes around the world.

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