Ottawa – The Mayor of Ottawa, his Worship Jim Watson, in collaboration with National Capital Commission Chief Executive Officer, Marie Lemay, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the 2012 JUNO Awards Host Committee would like to invite the public to attend the JUNO Host City Kick-Off Event.

Join host and JUNO Award winner Measha Brueggergosman, along with special guests, for a live performance by 2012 JUNO Award nominees, Ottawa’s own Hollerado.

Date: Wednesday March 28, 2012

Time: 3 pm

Location: National Arts Centre, Main Foyer

This exciting hour-long special event will officially welcome the JUNO Awards to Ottawa and recognize JUNO Award-nominated artists from Canada’s Capital Region. The Mayor will take this opportunity to proclaim March 26 to April 1, 2012 as JUNO Week in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.

Attendees from the general public will also have the chance to win tickets to attend the 2012 JUNO Awards Broadcast at Scotiabank Place on Sunday, April 1.

The 2012 JUNO Awards Host Committee would like to thank our sponsors, who have been instrumental in putting together events that will showcase our local talent and celebrate Canadian music: TD Bank Group, Slaight Music, University of Ottawa, Algonquin College, Downtown Rideau BIA, Rideau Centre, Max Media, and many more valuable partners and volunteers.

This event is presented by the 2012 JUNO Awards Host Committee with the gracious support of the Downtown Rideau BIA and the National Arts Centre.