Canadian Singer-Songwriter Justin Hines Receives Order of Ontario Honour
Singer-Songwriter, Speaker and Philanthropist Justin Hines received the prestigious Order of Ontario honour on June 23rd in Queens Park, Toronto. The award recognizes Hines’ achievement in music as well as his philanthropic work.
PRLog - Jan. 23, 2014 - TORONTO, Canada -- Hines has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and his PBS Special aired over 400 times across North America. In addition to traveling throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Hines embarked on a North American tour titled “The Vehicle of Change” in the summer of 2013, where he partnered with charities in each city he visited and donated 100% of ticket proceeds back to them. Without taking a performance fee or covering travel, Hines helped raise thousands of dollars for non-profits through this tour. In support of charities through the years, he has stopped at nothing to help garner attention and show his support, even rappelling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inl6SMvJYoQ) down the side of a 33-story building in his wheelchair in support of children with disabilities in San Diego. Hines is the founding artist of The Agency for Extraordinary People, based in Toronto, an organization which focuses on artists with exceptional talents and extraordinary stories.
Despite being born with Larsen's syndrome, a congenital joint condition which has had him permanently using a wheelchair, Hines’ unwavering optimism is contagious and his accomplishments are inspiring.
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The Order of Ontario was established in 1986 as a means for the Province to honour those Ontarians who exemplify the highest qualities of achievement and excellence and whose contributions enrich the lives of their fellow men and women in our Province, in Canada and in the world. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour.