Tom Wilson To Receive The Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for Canadian Music Week introduced that the legendary Canadian artist Tom Wilson would be the 2024 recipient of the CMW Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.

Wilson shall be introduced with the award throughout a ceremony on the twenty third annual Jim Beam Indie Awards, that are scheduled to happen at Toronto’s Danforth Music Corridor on June sixth as a part of Canadian Music Week.

The award is introduced annually to a Canadian artist, duo or group in recognition of their social activism and assist for humanitarian causes. Wilson is being acknowledged for the creation of the Tom Wilson Bursary was established in 2020 to assist indigenous college students from Ontario secondary faculties who’re finishing the primary 12 months of an undergraduate program.

Wilson mentioned his personal indigenous heritage in his memoir, Lovely Scars, printed by Penguin/Random Home, which has change into a bestseller in Canada. Within the memoir, Wilson talks about studying about his Indigenous heritage and his connection to his nice aunt Bunny Wilson, who helped to boost him and whose charitable nature served as an inspiration for Tom.

Wilson is greatest referred to as the founding father of the favored rock band Junkhouse however can also be revered for his work with the bands Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and Lee Harvey Osmond.

The 2024 Jim Beam INDIE Awards shall be hosted by Jamar McNeil of CHUM FM and can embrace performances by Tim Hicks, Finger Eleven, and extra to be introduced quickly.