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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009


Juno’s visit Vancouver
With the lull of production in the entertainment community between the winter and summer highs, the void of spring is filled with awards season: the most recent award ceremony being this past weekend’s presentation of the Juno Awards.

The 39th Juno Award ceremony was hosted by comedian Russell Peters " for the second time in a row " in Vancouver.

Nickelback was Canada’s big winner after taking three awards, including the Juno Fan Choice Award. After the quartet from Alberta were Kardinal Offishall and The Stills, each earning two Junos.

Performing at the show were several recognizable names in Canadian music, including City and Colour, Sara McLachlan and Sam Roberts. On top of awarding musicians of this past year, the Juno presentation also marked the induction of the 80s rock band Loverboy into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

In addition, Fred Sherrat, the former chief of CHUM Radio Network received the Walt Grealis award for his work in advancing the Canadian music industry.

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