On Tuesday July 24 in a ceremony being held at the Oasis Convention Centre in Mississauga Ontario, Rik will be honoured with the awarding of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

This award recognizes a significant contribution to Rik’s community and his achievements abroad that have brought credit to Canada.

Family members (including Rik’s new grandson, Henry) will be in attendance, with photos & video to follow.

“This is a lovely, unexpected honour from our country’s sovereign, and I’m very grateful when the social & cultural values of music garner recognition. Vivat Regina.”

Rik is taking a hiatus from touring. Any updates will be posted here as soon as they are available.