Congratulations to Jack Long for his appointment as a member of The Order of Canada. Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country).
This is a very special honour and richly deserved. Jack is being recognized for his engagement as a pioneer in Canada’s music retail industry who is committed to musicians, customers and employees across the country.
“Making music is a lifelong passion, ” says Jack. “Music is something that can improve peoples’ lives.”
Long & McQuade was founded in 1956 when Jack had the idea of selling instruments to friends in the industry. Fifty-eight years later, the chain has 65 Canadian locations serving musicians from coast to coast.