The owners of the local Long & McQuade Music store were honoured by Saskatoon mental health agencies and Saskatoon Health Region on National Philanthropy Day in November.

Peter and Marlene Woronowski with their award.

Peter and Marlene Woronowski with their award.

Peter and Marlene Woronowski, local franchise owners of Long & McQuade Music, were nominated for an award on National Philanthropy Day by mental health community agencies, CMHA and Crocus Co-operative for their long term support of Saskatoon Health Region’s Joy of Jammin’ music program.

The award was presented at a luncheon on November 13, a moment in time when hundreds gathered at Prairieland Park to honour and show appreciation to 25 honoured nominees for all that they have accomplished in the Saskatoon community by their generous giving.

The Worownowskis have provided the resources for a Saskatoon Health Region treatment option for adults living with mental health and addictions disorders. Their ongoing gifts of practice space, musical instruments and sound equipment, have reconnected adults with their dream of being musicians and vocalists in the Joy of Jammin’ group.

With Long & McQuade’s support, the Saskatoon community continues to witness the transformation of the members of Joy of Jammin’ into a self-confident, powerful voice for the of advocacy for improving mental health through music.