Scotiabank Place to host 2012 Juno Awards on April 1, 2012
JUNO AWARDS TO RETURN TO OTTAWA IN 2012
JUNO Week Celebrations Set for March 26 to April 1
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), along with broadcast partner CTV, are pleased to announce that the city of Ottawa will host THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS and JUNO Week events and festivities from March 26 to April 1, 2012.
Following 2011’s stunning year of 40th Anniversary celebrations, topped off by CTV’s broadcast of the most-watched JUNO Awards in history, JUNO Week 2012 will feature many signature events leading to the highly anticipated broadcast of THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS, live from Scotiabank Place, Sunday, April 1, 2012 on CTV.
“We’re very pleased to return to Ottawa for the first time since 2003’s spectacular success of hosting Canada’s Music Awards,” said Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “We anticipate that for sponsors, fans and the viewing public alike, Ottawa will once again capture the excitement and spirit of celebration that only Canada’s Capital can deliver.”
“Canada’s capital region was the host for one of the most-watched JUNO AWARDS broadcast ever on CTV,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “Since then, the CTV broadcast has become even bigger and better, so we can’t wait to return in 2012.”
The JUNO Awards history dates back to 1970 when the inaugural Gold Leaf Awards were held in Toronto as an industry awards event. In 1971, it became recognized as the JUNO Awards in honour of Pierre Juneau, the first chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC). Today, the JUNO Awards have evolved from a one-day awards event to a weeklong celebration featuring events that attract thousands of music fans from across the country and abroad.
Since CTV first partnered with CARAS in 2002, the JUNO Awards have travelled city to city across Canada starting in St. John’s, and followed by Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009), St. John’s (2010) and Toronto (2011). 2012 marks the return of the JUNO Awards to Ottawa, airing live on CTV on Sunday, April 1.
Sponsors of the 2012 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, National Capital Commission (NCC), Province of Ontario, and the City of Ottawa.
Ticket and additional event night details will be announced at a later date.