Edmund C. Bovey Award – Gary Slaight
As President & CEO of Slaight Communications Inc. and Slaight Music, Gary Slaight has been a staunch supporter of Canadian musicians and actors as well as a champion of arts education. The Slaight Family Foundation supports a number of initiatives including the Slaight Family Music Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, the Slaight Family Music Program at Soulpepper, and the Slaight Family Fund for Emerging Artists at The National Arts Centre Foundation, which are focused on the development and training of up-and-coming artists. The Slaight Family Academy at the Shaw provides training programs for actors and a drama course for students in Grades 4 to 12. Gary has not only helped to shape the arts in Canada through his companies, but also through his extensive philanthropy and volunteer membership on many not-for-profit boards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in 2005, and received a 2012 JUNO Award for his contributions to the Canadian music industry.