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Ottawa To Host 41st Juno Awards

TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ottawa will host The 2012 Juno Awards and Juno Week events and festivities from March 26 – April 1, 2012. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), along with broadcast partner CTV made the location announcement.

Following 2011's year of 40th Anniversary celebrations along with the most-watched Juno Awards in history, Juno Week 2012 will feature many signature events leading to the broadcast of The 2012 Juno Awards, live from Scotiabank Place, Sunday, April 1, 2012 on CTV.

"We're very pleased to return to Ottawa for the first time since 2003's spectacular success of hosting Canada's Music Awards," said Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The Juno Awards.

The Juno Awards history dates back to 1970 when the inaugural Gold Leaf Awards were held in Toronto as an industry awards event. In 1971, it became recognized as the Juno Awards in honour of Pierre Juneau, the first chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC). Today, the Juno Awards have evolved from a one-day awards event to a weeklong celebration featuring events that attract thousands of music fans from across the country and abroad.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon