Robert: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers named to the Order of Canada
Written by Robert Shawn on December 29, 2022
Governor General Mary Simon has announced 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among the appointees are NHL superstar and Olympic gold medalist Sidney Crosby, actor Eugene Levy, and the trio of Kevin Blackmore, Ray Johnson, and Wayne Chaulk, a.k.a. Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.
“Congratulations to Buddy Wassisname and the Other Fellers (Kevin Blackmore, Wayne Chaulk and Ray Johnson) on their well-deserved appointments to the #OrderofCanada,” tweeted fellow Newfoundland and member of the Order Rick Mercer.
— Rick Mercer (@rickmercer) December 29, 2022
In addition to the musical group, two other Newfoundlanders were named to the Order. Dr. Conor Maguire for his contributions to the medical field, and Prof. Douglas Dunsmore for his work with both provincial and national music programs.
The Order of Canada is the second-highest honour in Canada after the Order of Merit. Appointees to the order are recommended by an advisory board and formally inducted by the Governor General.