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Bryan Adams to be honoured at 2010 Juno

A formal update on the developing details of the 2010 Juno Awards was held at a meeting area inside the Delta Hotel in St. John's Wednesday.

The event was hosted by chairman of the Ruckus on the Edge (2010 Junos) host committee, Ken Marshall and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president Melanie Berry. Also in attendance were representatives for the City of St. John's and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation Terry French.

City of St. Johns Coun. Debbie Hanlon, (left) president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Melanie Berry and chairman of the Juno host city committee Ken Marshall help kick off the Junos countdown at the Delta hotel in St. Johns Wedne

A formal update on the developing details of the 2010 Juno Awards was held at a meeting area inside the Delta Hotel in St. John's Wednesday.

The event was hosted by chairman of the Ruckus on the Edge (2010 Junos) host committee, Ken Marshall and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president Melanie Berry. Also in attendance were representatives for the City of St. John's and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation Terry French.

The official website for Ruckus on the Edge was launched (www.ruckusontheedge.com), which includes the official 2010 Junos countdown clock. For more information on Juno week events see www.thetelegram.com.

Marshall also announced the host committee's work to establish a "legacy fund," to supply educational scholarships after the Junos are over.

Money for the fund is being supplied though the Ruckus on the Edge corporate sponsorship program, he said.

"Any cash sponsorships we get, we're taking 10 per cent of it and setting it aside," Marshall said, adding the goal for total corporate sponsorships is about $500,000.

How close are organizers to reaching that goal?

"We're well on our way," Marshall said.

Berry, meanwhile, was asked about tickets for Junos events.

As reported in Tuesday's edition of The Telegram, tickets for the 2010 Juno Awards gala go on sale March 6, at a cost of $189, plus HST and surcharge.

"There will be approximately 2,000 tickets that will go on sale to the public," Berry said. "It's a once in a lifetime. It'll be a spectacular show."

Wearing a pin featuring the Vancouver Olympics, French told The Telegram the Juno Awards added about $2 million to the local economy in 2002.

He said he considers the 2010 Juno Awards broadcast to be an opportunity for tourism promotion.

Two awards to be presented as a part of this year's Juno Awards events were also on the agenda Wednesday.

Humanitarian award recipient

Bryan Adams will receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, named after CHUM Ltd. founder Allan Waters. The award will be presented to Adams during the awards show April 18.

Adams was selected for his work through the Bryan Adams foundation established in 2006. The foundation aims to bring educational opportunities to children and youth worldwide.

Also considered was his photography, used to raise money for cancer research; awareness events, for Amnesty International; performances in Live Aid, Live 8 and One Night Live; and his 1985 song created for famine relief in Ethiopia, "Tears Are Not Enough."

"I'm accepting this award, in the hope that it will inspire and encourage others to contribute and/or also give back," Adams stated in a news release made available at Wednesday's announcement.

Adams is one of the Top 10 Juno Award winners of all time, with 18 awards to his credit.

Former Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences chairman and music industry veteran Ross Reynolds will also be presented with a special award this year.

Reynolds is slated to receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.

Reynolds spent five years as executive vice-president in Canada for WEA (now Warner Music Canada) and nearly two decades as president and then chairman of Universal Music Canada (formerly MCA).

Reynolds was also chairman of CARAs, stepping down in 2006. Berry called Reynolds "instrumental" in bringing the Junos to St. John's in 2002.

afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com

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Organizations: Delta Hotel, Ken Marshall and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, CHUM Ltd. Bryan Adams foundation Amnesty International Universal Music Canada CARAs

Geographic location: St. John's, Canada, Ethiopia

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  • Colin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Alright Alright.. I'll buy a ticket, if Hanlon throws in that hat to sweeten the deal.

  • Thomas
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    The Gala is just one small part of the Junos. I was in Halifax when they hosted the Junos in 2006. There were concerts and events all over town, many of them free. St. John's is lucky to be hosting the Junos and the less cynical among us will have a chance to see some great established and up-and-coming artists. The rest of you can stay home and watch American idol.

  • Truth
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    $189.00 for this crap?

  • frank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    this crowd from up along wants us to buy 2000 tickets at an amazing cost per ticket to subsidize the 4000 mainland bums in the seats. i say boycott and on that night go catch a local band at a local pub. let the mainlanders wallow in their self importance.

  • Not going to
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Sorry, but we pay to purchase the CD's and attend concerts that these so called artist put on as our support. To be forced to PAY yet again to award them seems too much like the Harper Plan of triple dipping. Rather than paying for CD's people should just download the tracks and not pay, then pay to attend these events. Let the industry pay for this, the customers have been paying long enough.

  • Spencer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    If the price is too steep then simply stay home and watch it on TV, that is your decision to make. I do not understand why you have to be so negative otherwise. People in NL always complain about the lack of entertainment and when they have an opportunity the same people complain about the costs. It's 2010 people and entertainments costs of today are jacked around the globe, unfortunately.

    Secondly: I am a proud Newfoundlander who is living 'up along' and at times I am embarrassed of the attitude and disrespect some NLers show to their fellow countrymen. I have come to realize however , that most people with this unhealthy attitude have never been off The Island or outside of Gambo.

  • Taxpayer ll
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Ruckus On The Edge...what an idiotic title. I guess because it is in NL we have to have some form of ...the Rock, or the edge, or some other innane nonsence. I mean Ruckus? Isn't that waht goes on down on George Street after they throw the drunken newfies out the door?
    They would never use a title like that in Vancouver, or Toronto, but here, where the newfies live you have to dumb it down a bit. It's almost as stupid as the picture plant logo...almost.

  • S
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    $189 a head. Much public money going into a show for the wealthy. All other information is window dressing.

  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    To Frank Lee....they don't call us stupid Newfs for nothing!

  • Colin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Alright Alright.. I'll buy a ticket, if Hanlon throws in that hat to sweeten the deal.

  • Thomas
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    The Gala is just one small part of the Junos. I was in Halifax when they hosted the Junos in 2006. There were concerts and events all over town, many of them free. St. John's is lucky to be hosting the Junos and the less cynical among us will have a chance to see some great established and up-and-coming artists. The rest of you can stay home and watch American idol.

  • Truth
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    $189.00 for this crap?

  • frank
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    this crowd from up along wants us to buy 2000 tickets at an amazing cost per ticket to subsidize the 4000 mainland bums in the seats. i say boycott and on that night go catch a local band at a local pub. let the mainlanders wallow in their self importance.

  • Not going to
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    Sorry, but we pay to purchase the CD's and attend concerts that these so called artist put on as our support. To be forced to PAY yet again to award them seems too much like the Harper Plan of triple dipping. Rather than paying for CD's people should just download the tracks and not pay, then pay to attend these events. Let the industry pay for this, the customers have been paying long enough.

  • Spencer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    If the price is too steep then simply stay home and watch it on TV, that is your decision to make. I do not understand why you have to be so negative otherwise. People in NL always complain about the lack of entertainment and when they have an opportunity the same people complain about the costs. It's 2010 people and entertainments costs of today are jacked around the globe, unfortunately.

    Secondly: I am a proud Newfoundlander who is living 'up along' and at times I am embarrassed of the attitude and disrespect some NLers show to their fellow countrymen. I have come to realize however , that most people with this unhealthy attitude have never been off The Island or outside of Gambo.

  • Taxpayer ll
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Ruckus On The Edge...what an idiotic title. I guess because it is in NL we have to have some form of ...the Rock, or the edge, or some other innane nonsence. I mean Ruckus? Isn't that waht goes on down on George Street after they throw the drunken newfies out the door?
    They would never use a title like that in Vancouver, or Toronto, but here, where the newfies live you have to dumb it down a bit. It's almost as stupid as the picture plant logo...almost.

  • S
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    $189 a head. Much public money going into a show for the wealthy. All other information is window dressing.

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    To Frank Lee....they don't call us stupid Newfs for nothing!