The 2014 Juno music awards will bypass Victoria, giving Winnipeg its second gig as host since 2005.
An announcement is expected today, but sources told the Winnipeg Free Press Wednesday that it was in the bag, with Tourism Winnipeg saying that the mayor and premier are to attend a very special music and entertainment announcement.
Chris Coleman, a member of the Capital Region Music Awards Society that spearheaded Victorias bid to host the Junos, managed to sound upbeat about the development.
Theres still a glorious opportunity to be host in the future because the awards fit the local cultural landscape of thriving young music groups that are on their way up, he said, citing Jets Overhead, whose music plays on the soundtracks of TV shows such as CSI and Bones.
Coleman said the society will say more after its debriefing today with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which oversees the Junos.
We were told about the excellence of our bid, Coleman said, adding that he hopes to find out why Victoria wasnt chosen.
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