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Order of Canada
James Gordon Cuddy, O.C.
Toronto, Ontario [Canada]
Officer of the Order of Canada
Awarded on November 21, 2013; Invested on November 18, 2015
For their contributions to Canadian music and for their support of various charitable causes.
Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are Canadian rock music icons. Guitarists, vocalists and songwriters, they have achieved critical acclaim through their band Blue Rodeo, and separately, as solo musicians. Beloved from coast to coast, they have been a force in Canadian music for over a quarter century, delighting audiences in metropolitan centres, rural towns and northern inlets. They are also models of giving back to the community, supporting Canadian Armed Forces personnel, amateur athletes and a variety of charitable causes.