The 43rd JUNO Awards begin today in Winnipeg, making it the second time in more than a decade since Winnipeg is graced with the honour of hosting the JUNO Awards.
Aside from co-hosting, Serena Ryder is nominated this year for a total of five awards including single of the year for “What I wouldn’t Do”.
Sustainability has recently been a priority for the JUNO Awards, as last year’s sustainability efforts were quantified into measurable values. For example, 1,262 trees were planted last year—one for every 2013 JUNO Awards t-shirt sold.
This year’s JUNO Awards are partnering with Bullfrog Power. As one of Canada’s leading alternative energy providers, Bullfrog Power helps to generate 100% low/no impact electricity.
Results of the sustainability efforts from the 2013 JUNO Awards can be seen here.
Sustainability efforts aside, the JUNO Awards have always been an initiative to sustain the Canadian music culture. The JUNO Awards are a combination of efforts from The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), The Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and MusiCounts. All three organizations work tirelessly to educate, nurture, and empower Canadian youth through music, as well as recognize our national music success stories.
More information about the JUNO Awards is available on their website, and remember to follow the JUNO Award action on Twitter @TheJUNOAwards.
Plans are already underway for the 2015 JUNO Awards in Hamilton, Ontario.
Stay tuned to nmc.ca for more exciting JUNO discussion and photos as NMC hits the road to Winnipeg on Friday for JUNOFest and the awards ceremony. Be sure to follow NMC on Facebook and Twitter (@nmc_canada) to catch the action.