Cowboy Junkies singer Margo Timmins appointed to Order of Ontario

Cowboy Junkies, with Margo Timmins second from left.
December 16, 2016

Margo Timmins, lead singer of folk/roots band Cowboy Junkies, is among the latest round of appointments to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour, announced by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell on Dec. 14, 2016.

Timmins receives this honour for her influence in the world of contemporary music in Canada and around the world. Timmins has been the voice of Cowboy Junkies since its formation in 1985, and was once named “one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world” by People Magazine. She’ll be honoured during a ceremony in June 2017 at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

The Order of Ontario was established in 1986 and recognizes Ontarians who’ve had outstanding achievements and made an impact in Canada and abroad, including SOCAN member Justin Hines, who was appointed in 2014 for his accomplishments in music and philanthropic work.

For the full list of appointments, visit the Order of Ontario website.