| Canadian orchestra selected by the Canadian Radio Commission to broadcast popular music on Sundays......"Sweet and Low" from Vancouver in 1935.
Dance orchestra from the West to play at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, largest hotel in the Commonhealth, 1937.
Canadian dance orchestra to record extensively for the RCA Victor Company, Montreal commencing in 1938.
Canadian dance orchestra selected to broadcast to the American and International radio networks.
Canadian orchestra to tour regularly from coast to coast.
Dance band to include on tours, on their own time, concerts for the Armed Forces, coast to coast, 1940.
Canadian dance band to network broadcast from centres of the Armed Forces coast to coast.....Coca Cola Victory Parade, 1943-45.
Canadian dance orchestra to do commercial network broadcasting over an extended period....Purity Flour, Coca Cola, Northern Electric, Borden's Cavalcade.
|AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF FIRSTS|
| Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal
District of Mission Freeman Medal
Citizen of the Year, Mission, BC
Order of Canada
National Easter Seal Award, Canadian Council for
Crippled Children and Adults
Honourary Citizen, City of Regina
Commissioner's Citation for Meritorious Service,
Corrections Service of Canada
Honourary Doctor of Laws, University of Lethbridge
Mart Kenney Day, March 12, 2000 City of Vancouver
Honorary Doctor of Letters
Fraser Valley University College
Order of British Columbia
Preservation Trust of Canada
Master Works Award 2005
|While Mart's contribution
to the music venue is unsurpassed,
to his community
and country have been widely recognized.
His composition, "We're Proud of Canada" reflects his expression of love for his country.