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Kreviazuk, Maida Receiving Humanitarian Award at Junos Gala

March 5, 2014 7:59 AM | Entertainment

Chantal Kreviazuk - Raine Maida

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida (HANDOUT)

Singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and fellow musician Raine Maida are receiving the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award on March 29 in Winnipeg.

The presentation to the couple will be made during the 2014 Juno Gala Dinner and Awards by University of Winnipeg president and vice-chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy.

“Chantal is one of the most notable graduates of the University of Winnipeg high school on campus, and is a tremendous role model for youth who want to make a difference in the world,” said Axworthy.

“She and her husband Raine are tireless advocates on behalf of vulnerable children, mental health patients, addicted peoples, impoverished societies and Aboriginal communities both at home and abroad.”

Axworthy and Kreviazuk together launched the U of W’s unique Opportunity Fund in 2006, which helps indigenous and new immigrant youth, and other students underrepresented in post-secondary education by removing financial barriers.

Kreviazuk will also receive a honorary doctorate from the university on March 26.