JUNO Awards

Vancouver, British Columbia will host the 2018 JUNO Awards and the weeklong JUNO Week celebrations from March 19-March 25, 2018. The 47th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live from the Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks, on Sunday, March 25, 2018. This will be the fourth time that Vancouver will host Canada’s Music Awards ceremony; shows previously took place in 1991, 1998, and 2009.

The JUNO Awards has evolved from an industry awards event to a weeklong festival that travels city to city across the country. It encompasses both public-facing fan events and industry/networking opportunities featuring a diverse array of Canadian artists and emerging talent. The JUNO Week events include JUNO Songwriters’ CircleJUNOfestJUNO Fan FareJUNO Cup, and more! The JUNO Awards were created to celebrate and promote Canadian music and artists.

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The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established in 1978 by CARAS to honour individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution toward the greater international recognition of Canadian artists and music.

Past inductees include: Bachman-Turner Overdrive, k.d. lang, Blue Rodeo, Neil Young, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Rush and Gordon Lightfoot.

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Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.

Walt Grealis fuelled the beginning of the Canadian music explosion. Affectionately known as Canada’s ‘Music Man’ Walt was indeed a hero to Canadian recording artists.

Past recipients include Frank Davies, Larry LeBlanc, Gary Slaight, Deane Cameron, Ross Reynolds, Fred Sherratt, Allan Slaight and Bruce Allen.


Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognizes an outstanding Canadian artist or industry leader whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and/or whose impact can be felt worldwide.

Formally known as the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, recipients must show exemplary dedication to social, environmental and humanitarian causes. This can be done in a single noted action or a life-long commitment.

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