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.
"I would hope that many people would have stood up and stood up against extremists, against not just the extremists, not just the people, but against the ideology because that's what we have to fight against: the ideology that exists there that does not accept women as equal to men..."
As a way of supporting newcomers, the band has teamed up with the Arcade Fire-associated charity service Plus 1 to donate a dollar from ticket sales from the festival to benefit a local support service.
"I tend to gravitate towards women in history. There are just so many untold stories, especially in Canadian history..."
Request for services continues to increase for both the Counselling & Health Solutions Program and the Emergency Financial Assistance Program.
Absent a crystal ball; it’s impossible to accurately gauge the overall wellness of personnel within the Canadian music industry. But stats provided by Unison Benevolent Fund suggest that for many, being a professional within that industry can be precarious, especially if you’re female, aged 30 to 39 years and coping with personal stress.
Record a track in the men’s room with nearly 50 of Canada’s most celebrated musicians? That is one for the history books.
The 30-year-old LA-based Atlantic Records signing bravely sang about her own experience of sexual abuse and harassment in the ballad “Quiet,” which fanned the flames of the #METOO Movement when she performed it at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.
Many years in the making, this documentary film takes an original look at the topic of bullying through the eyes of a Canadian singer/songwriter. He has recruited music and film stars to the cause, and a compelling trailer has just come out.
Montreal-based nine-piece soul-pop band Busty and the Bass is using its newfound clout to launch an on-the-ground, in-the-schools’ music education initiative.
Elwood and Jake Blues plan on lifting the winter blues with a show at Toronto's Phoenix Theatre on Feb. 28 and the best part is that the proceeds are to go to the CAMH Gifts of Light program that offers support to people who truly have a bad case of the blues.