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TORONTO (March 13, 2014) – CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the first group of presenters set to take the stage for CTV’s live broadcast of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS on Sunday, March 30. Co-hosted by Classified, Johnny Reid, and Serena Ryder, the awards will be presented by some of the best and most diverse Canadian talent, from Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, recent commander of the International Space Station, who inducts Bachman-Turner Overdrive into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, recipients of the 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. The star-studded presenter roster includes 2014 JUNO nominees Producer/DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red, indie rock band July Talk, Canadian producer and rapper Kardinal Offishall, adult alternative group The Sadies, hip hop artist Shad, and country music group Small Town Pistols. Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, The Honourable Shelly Glover, will also be on hand to present.
The diverse group joins previously announced presenters Sarah McLachlan and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Curling, led by Team Canada skip Jennifer Jones. Canada’s most exciting night in music airs live from MTS Centre in Winnipeg on CTV and CTV GO at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET in Manitoba and all markets East, and at 9 p.m. locally in all markets West of Manitoba.
**Media Note**- Photos and biographies for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS performers and presenters are available at www.bellmediapr.ca/network/CTV and www.junoawards.ca.
To date, confirmed presenters for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are:
- 2014 JUNO Award nominees and electronic DJ group, A Tribe Called Red
- Recipients of the 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida
- Canadian astronaut and celebrated “Space Oddity”, Commander Chris Hadfield
- 2014 JUNO nominees and indie rockers, July Talk
- International rap icon, legendary producer, actor and Universal music Executive Kardinal Offishall
- JUNO Award winners, The Sadies
- Eight-time JUNO Award winner, and MusiCounts presenter, Sarah McLachlan
- 2011 JUNO Award winner and 2014 JUNO Award nominee, hip hop artist
- Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Shelly Glover
- 2014 JUNO Award nominee and Country music duo, Small Town Pistols
- Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Curling, skip Jennifer Jones and her team, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, and Dawn McEwen
The performers set to rock the stage at THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS on CTV include Brett Kissel, Classified, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Matt Mays, Robin Thicke, Serena Ryder, The Sheepdogs, Tegan and Sara, and Walk Off The Earth.
THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS will enjoy seven encore broadcasts across CTV as well as Bell Media specialty channels Much and M3. Check local listings to confirm broadcast times and stations.
Tickets are currently on sale for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS. Tickets range from $39 to $189 (plus service charges) and are available through the MTS Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Additional announcements will be released in the coming weeks.
THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS are Dodge Dart, Garnier, TD, and Virgin Mobile.
Sponsors of THE 2014 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, Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, Tourism Winnipeg, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, and TD Bank Group.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
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For more information on THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:
Laura Catania, 416.384.3173 or email@example.com
Noreen Hamid, 416.384.3259 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on CARAS and the 2014 JUNO Awards, contact:Vanessa Andres, 416.628.5612 or email@example.com