It was last November when we first announced that Rush would be the 2017 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award for their achievements and longstanding career in the music industry, social activism, and support of humanitarian causes. The award was presented during the annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala last week, where both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were on hand to accept the honors. Toronto Mayor John Tory presented the award while donning a Moving Pictures t-shirt.
Ahead of the event, Billboard magazine posted an article titled Why Rush Might Be the Most Generous Band In the World:"They're giving us an award for doing what everyone should do," Geddy Lee tells Billboard. "It should be a part of everyone's upbringing and routine of life: You share when you've been blessed with good fortune. The world needs a lot of work, and there are not enough workers. We try to help where we can."A photo gallery of the event is available at this LINK. Also, click HERE to view a poster that was created to commemorate the occassion.