Hamilton musician Tom Wilson appointed to Order of Canada

Hamilton musician, visual artist, and author Tom Wilson has been appointed to the Order of Canada. 

A veteran of the Canadian music and art scene, Wilson is best known for his work in the psychedelic folk group Lee Harvey Osmond as well as his time in the band Junkhouse and roots rock trio Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

In 2017, his memoir Beautiful Scars was published to great acclaim and has since been adapted to a documentary feature film as well as a new musical co-written with Shaun Smyth that will see its world premiere at Theatre Aquarius next spring. 

In his appointment to the Order of Canada, Wilson joins an esteemed history of Canadians receiving what is the second highest honour for individuals who have made a significant contribution to the country. 

“I hope this appointment will help to influence the results of my work for indigenous education and support my positive intentions as I help bring a deeper awareness of the true history of this country and the power and beauty of indigenous people forward through my art my writing and my music,” wrote Wilson in a post on his Instagram. 

“The future generations depend on the hard work we do today.”

See more about the Order of Canada here

Lead image courtesy of @leeharveyosmond

Comments 2

  • Steve

    12.07.2023 2:22 am

    A BIG Congratulations TOM. A well deserved honour.

  • Pat Pattison

    13.07.2023 10:37 pm

    Congratulations, it is a very important honour not lightly given.


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