Canadian Singer Songwriter pays tribute to UA Local 663

By August 15, 2016News

Canadian singer songwriter Justin Hines has written a special song of thanks to the members of UA Local 663 in thanks for their donation of $10,000 in support of his current tour.

Justin Hines, who was born in Newmarket, Ontario has entertained audiences around the world and has appeared alongside rock legends Kim Mitchell, SuperTramp and Roger Hodgson.  He has a rare genetic joint condition called Larsen’s Syndrome and uses a wheelchair.  He is the founder of the Justin Hines Foundation, a charitable foundation for people with disabilities.

Justin’s Vehicle of Change tour sees his is band busking from town to town raising funds for charities and organizations in each area it visits.

We are so unbelievably grateful for everything that UA 663 has done for us in helping us get on the road, and we’ve been trying to figure out a way to say thank you,” says Justin in the introduction to a music video of the song.  “So, we’re going to do it the best way we know how and that is through song. This was written especially for you guys, and we send it out to all the members of UA 663.”

“Justin is an inspiration,” said UA Local 663 Business Manager Ross Tius.  “He’s done all these things for all these charities, and he gives them everything, takes nothing for himself.

“He’s such a great artist and he puts on a great show,” added Tius.  “I am just so enamoured with the fact that this upbeat young man has so much to offer.”

UA Local 663 got involved with Justin after the wife of one of the local’s members attended a show at the Imperial Theatre in Sarnia, Ontario.  

To help Justin Hine’s Vehicle of Change Tour, visit: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/justinhines