WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 43rd annual JUNO Awards will be returning to the MTS Centre in Winnipeg in 2014. This will be the first time that the awards show has been to Winnipeg since the successful 2005 JUNOs.
The awards show has been 'on the road' since partnering with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) in 2002. Since then, the awards show has been staged in cities across Canada, starting in St. John's in 2002, and followed by Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009), St. John's (2010), Toronto (2011), Ottawa (2012) and next year in Regina (2013).
The 2014 JUNOs will e sponsored by FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," Radio Starmaker Fund, the Government of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, and TD Bank Group.
"Renowned for its music icons, exciting festivals, and home to the Jets, Winnipeg is a natural stop for Canada's Music Awards," said Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. "Winnipeg has cultivated artists that have become part of our national identity — from Neil Young and The Guess Who to Chantal Kreviazuk and Lenny Breau. Winnipeg's enthusiastic music fans have helped launch numerous rock 'n' roll legends, and we're excited for what's in store when we return in 2014." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers