Winnipeg to host Juno Awards in 2014
The Juno Awards are coming to Winnipeg in 2014.
A formal announcement with Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is expected to take place on Thursday.
Chuck Davidson, vice-president of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, said the Junos’ return to the city is great news.
When Winnipeg last hosted the Canadian music awards ceremony in 2005, it added $ 5.5 million in economic activity to the Manitoba capital, Davidson said.
“What people have to remember is that the Junos isn’t just one event. It’s a week … full of events, so there’s going to be an impact in terms of hotel stays, in restaurants and hospitality. So this is a big deal,” he told CBC News on Wednesday.
“Whether they have concerts, whether they have hockey games with celebrities, whether there’s workshops … there’s going to be an impact.”
Davidson said Winnipeg could be on a roll in terms of major events, as the Grey Cup final and an NHL all-star game could be held in the city sometime in the next few years.
CBC | Arts News