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Arcade Fire to be honoured for philanthropy at Junos

Rockers Arcade Fire will be honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the upcoming Juno Awards Gala.
The Reflektor stars will be presented with the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the ceremony on 2 April (16), one day prior to the annual Canadian music prizegiving.
Win Butler and his bandmates are receiving the honour in recognition of their charity work in Haiti
“It is an honour. We are very thankful,” Arcade Fire co-founder Regine Chassagne, whose parents are Haitian, said in a statement. “It helps us continue the work.”
The band has made serving citizens of the country a top priority, especially following the deadly 2010 earthquake that ravaged Haiti.
Arcade Fire have raised around $9.6 million (£6 million) to help Haitians rebuild their country, and the band has also “engaged over 500,000 fans in the fight for the people of Haiti.”
In addition, the rockers have also spent the past decade donating a dollar of each concert ticket sold to Partners in Health, a nonprofit organisation that helps provide health care to poverty-stricken areas of the world.
The Juno Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian music, will take place in Calgary, Alberta on 3 April (16).

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