Gary Slaight

Gary Slaight

September 15, 2021
by FYI Staff

The innovative rolling food bank fundraiser started by Canadian Pacific 23 years ago will receive this prestigious honour during Country Music Week 2021 in London, ON, in November.

Gary Slaight — photo credit: Evaan Kheraj.
March 9, 2021
by FYI Staff

MusiCounts has named Gary Slaight, president/CEO of the Slaight Family Foundation, as this year’s recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award.

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June 11, 2020
by Bill King

"Derrick Ross is a music man to the core.  We've had a great run together building Slaight Music.

TIFF handout
July 31, 2019
by FYI Staff

Randy Lennox is making it happen in music these days!

Gary in the Slaight Music studio. Photo: Bill King
December 28, 2018
by Jim Jj Johnston

Oh boy, where to get started on this unique character? He is a man who has done so much, and so much for so many. How about what 365’er Derrick Ross says when asked who he works for? “I work for Santa Claus!”

Jean-Marie and Lorraine Heimrath with Gary Slaight front-and-centre. Pic: Playback
November 27, 2018
by Jim Jj Johnston

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Jean-Marie Heimrath.

At the mixing board at Slaight Music.Photo - Bill King
April 19, 2018
by Karen Bliss

The Slaight Family Foundation has provided more than $200-million in grants to humanitarian and cultural organizations in Canada and beyond. SamaritanMag's Karen Bliss sat with the Foundation's CEO for a frank discussion about the family's philanthropy and his own unbridled passion in supporting Canada's upcoming tier of musicians and songwriters.

Gary Slaight accepting his Humanitarian Award Saturday night in Vancouver.
April 2, 2018
by External Source

Saturday, March 23rd, Gary was honoured with the Juno Humanitarian Award at Rogers Convention Centre in Vancouver. Included below is a revealing interview he did with CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos about his drive to better this world.

Double Juno nominees James Barker Band won for Country Album of the Year
March 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

Saturday night, at the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards, 36 off-camera Juno awards were handed out, while four people were recognized for special achievement honours in the Canadian music industry. BC native Diana Krall won two statuettes.

March 23, 2018
by Bill King

From his home in Florida, one of the genuine legends of Canadian radio reflects on past and present trends, Gary Slaight's compassionate core, the Trump phenomenon, and his current listening habits in this fascinating interview.

CARAS President and CEO Allan Reid at the Junos press conference
February 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Montreal art-rockers and the fast-rising Toronto singer lead with four nods apiece, closely followed by Arkells, Gord Downie, Hedley and Ruth B. We interviewed some of the nominees for their reactions.