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When Is Vancouver Hosting Another Juno Awards?

The first Juno Awards were handed out in 1970 in Toronto and were then called the Gold Leaf Awards.

The current awards are named in honour of Pierre Juneau, former President of CBC and the first President of the CRTC. The Canadian film and broadcast executive passed away in 2012. The awards ceremonies also include the new members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The events remained in Toronto until 1991 and since then Vancouver has only hosted three:

  • 1991 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre hosted by Paul Shaffer
  • 1998 at Rogers Arena (then General Motors Place) hosted by Jason Priestley
  • 2009 at Rogers Arena (then General Motors Place) hosted by Russell Peters

The next Juno Awards event has been announced for Ottawa on April 2nd, 2017 at the Canadian Tire Centre. The host is to be announced.

The Capital Region Music Awards Society, a Canadian music industry group, in Victoria has plans to launch an official bid for the 2018 event. They were unsuccessful in their 2014 bid. There are also reports of Hamilton, Ontario bidding for 2019 or 2020.

Whether it’s Victoria or Vancouver, the West Coast wants another opportunity to celebrate Canadian music!

From Expo ’86 and the Molson Indy to the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the region has shown it’s a national and international-worthy host. A number of mega music star have also been born or based out of the province: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Buble, BIF Naked, Bryan Adams, Elise Estrada, Matthew Good, Grimes, Trevor Guthrie, Hedley, Swollen Members, Jazzy B, Wanting Qu and more.

Vancouver has hosted the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup a total of 16 times to date, that’s the second most after Toronto with 48. The 104th Grey Cup is on November 27th, 2016 at BMO Field in Toronto. Ottawa is expected to host the following year.

Vancouver is also slated to host the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in 2025 with an expected 48,000 attendees at the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place Stadium.



Written by Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
Photo: radiobread / Flickr

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