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2017 JUNO Awards

March 31, 2017 

Their Excellencies to Attend the 2017 JUNO Awards

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the 46th annual JUNO Awards at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, and walk the Red Carpet at 5:15 p.m.

“We are very pleased to be attending the JUNO Awards this year, especially during Canada’s sesquicentennial, to celebrate Canadian artists and music,” said the Governor General. “Every year, these awards give us the opportunity to honour excellence, to encourage the next generation of artists and to demonstrate our commitment to the arts in Canada. There is no doubt that this year’s nominees have inspired Canadians and enthralled audiences worldwide.”

About the JUNO Awards
The 46th annual JUNO Awards are being held in Ottawa this year as one of the Capital’s major events in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The JUNO Awards were created to celebrate and promote Canadian music and artists. These awards have evolved from an industry event to a week-long festival that travels city to city across the country each year. It encompasses both public-facing fan events and industry/networking opportunities featuring a diverse array of Canadian artists and emerging talent. For more information, visit


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Melanie Primeau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-618-2691 (cell)

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