Rush's hometown of Toronto has bestowed yet another honor on their hometown heroes: the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award. Geddy and Alex from the band were on-hand to receive the award, they're the only two members of the band that still live in Toronto.
Here's what Alex said in accepting the award:
"Seldom in our times have we felt a greater need for the humanitarian spirit than now, with the rising voices of fear and distrust becoming more commonplace; anger and hatred competing with love and compassion. It is more crucial than ever to champion the basic principles of human welfare... It should be every person’s hope and intent to follow in the steps of those who lead us in a direction towards compassion, empathy and care for many in need of a helping hand and a gentle pull up."