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Geddy Lee reacts to receiving Lifetime Achievement Award at Artists For Peace and Justice Fundraiser

Tue, Sep 14, 2021@10:20AM | comments

UPDATE - 9/22@9:59AM: Samaritan Magazine has the transcript of Geddy's acceptance speech available online here.

UPDATE - 9/14@7:43PM: Geddy posted a few photos from the Gala to his Instagram along with some comments about philanthropy and a thank you for Artists for Peace and Justice:

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UPDATE - 9/14@5:55PM: Here are some photos from the event including a group shot with Geddy, his wife Nancy and daughter Kyla, along with a shot of Ged with host George Stroumboulopoulos (thanks RushFanForever).

As we reported last week, Rush's Geddy Lee was honored with a solo Lifetime Achievement Award for his career-spanning philanthropic contributions at the Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) gala in Toronto this past Saturday, September 11th. This year's Gala raised $500,000 to further education in Haiti, which had just gone through another devastating, deadly earthquake and is still dealing with the aftermath of the assassination of its former President, Jovenel Moïse. Radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos emceed the event, which also included live performances by Haitian artist Paul Beaubrun,and Kayla Diamond of Slaight Music, a virtual one by Rick Springfield, and video messages from Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon, and Madeleine Stowe, among others. ET Canada caught up with Geddy on the red carpet to get his reaction to receiving the Award: