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The Hip to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2021 JUNOS

The Hip to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2021 JUNOS

Kingston’s The Tragically Hip will be presented with the 2021 Humanitarian Award during the 50th annual Juno Awards broadcast on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Since the band’s emergence from the Kingston music scene in the eighties, The Hip’s timeless music and philanthropic pursuits have touched millions of lives across the globe and across generations. The band has helped to raise and donate millions of dollars for various social and environmental causes including:

  • Camp Trillium
  • The Canadian Cancer Society
  • The Sunnybrook Foundation
  • The Special Olympics and more.

The Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding Canadian artists or industry leaders whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and beyond. Past Humanitarian Award recipients include David Foster, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Arcade Fire.

The Tragically Hip, will receive the 2021 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada during The 50th annual JUNO Awards.

“We are honoured to be receiving the 2021 Humanitarian Award,” said the band on social media. “Our admiration for the past recipients makes it impossible not to feel humbled as well. We learned early on back in Kingston that you can accomplish great things with a stage and a willing audience. It’s about building community, and no one appreciated that responsibility more than Gord Downie. He was committed to social and environmental justice and we remain inspired by his example.”

The award will be presented to The Tragically Hip at The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast, on Sunday, June 6, 2021, airing on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and streaming globally on CBCmusic.ca/junos.

The virtual awards celebration, which was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 16, in Toronto, has been moved “out of an abundance of caution in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic,” according to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

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