TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts
and Sciences (CARAS) today announced Tom Cochrane as the recipient of
the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Bell Media.
Throughout his career, Cochrane has supported a wide variety of vital
initiatives — from World Vision to Parkinson's research.
The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding Canadian
artists whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the
social fabric of Canada. Named after CHUM Ltd. founder Allan Waters,
the award is made possible by funding from BCE-Bell Media Benefits. It
will be presented to Cochrane at the 2013 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, April 20 in Regina.
"I am very honoured to receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award and
would like to thank CARAS and the JUNO Awards," said Tom Cochrane.
"With that said, it is an odd thing to receive an award for trying to
do the right things when those things have presented themselves in the
light of the tremendous blessings I have received in my life and
career. Every day my fans, family and friends get up and many of them
do the right things for other people and the good of our world and
country without getting acknowledged. So I share this with you. Love to
With tracks like "Life is A Highway," "The Untouchable One" and "Boy
Inside the Man," Cochrane is known for songs that deal with the
adventures and challenges experienced on life's journey. But Cochrane
has also devoted his time to helping others on their respective journeys.
Throughout his career, Cochrane has thrown his support behind a wide
range of worthy causes. He's visited Africa eight times, and Asia
twice, on behalf of World Vision, and he has entertained Canadian
troops in Afghanistan. The singer-songwriter also helped spearhead
Canada for Asia, which raised money for tsunami-relief efforts, and
proceeds from his single, "Just Like Ali," were donated to Parkinson's
Over his heralded career, Cochrane has released 13 albums and won seven
For more information on the 2013 JUNO Awards, or to download photos of
Tom Cochrane, go to www.junoawards.ca.
SOURCE: 2013 JUNO Awards
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