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Dean Jacobs, left, The Telegram's Reader Sales and Marketing Manager, presents Kris Green of Mount Pearl with The Telegram Ultimate Juno Jumble Grand Prize package. Kris and his fiance Angela Dyke will enjoy the Ultimate Juno Prize Pack. - Photo by Joe

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Dean Jacobs, left, The Telegram's Reader Sales and Marketing Manager, presents Tracy Byrne, of St. John's with The Telegram's Ultimate Juno Jumbo third prize package (1 pair of tickets to all of the events). - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Dean Jacobs, left, The Telegram's Reader Sales and Marketing Manager, presents Amanda Mulrooney, of St. John's with The Telegram's Ultimate Juno Jumbo second prize package (1 pair of tickets to all of the events). - Photo by Jackie Bryant Cumby/The Tel

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Amelia Curran. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Harry Martin. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Mike Macdonald. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Sherman Downey. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Among the singer/songwriters that took part in Tuesday night's, April 13, 2010, Ruckus in the Round - Songs From The Edge was Terry Penney. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Matthew Bown (centre), and fellow members of the Newman Sound Men's Choir, perform Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in St John's at the Robin Hood Bay Landfill for Ruckus on the Edge. The choir performed for a small crowd including of St. John's Mayor Dennis

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Alto saxist Susan Evoy with The Idlers performs Thursday night, April 15, 2010 at the Delta Hotel in St. John's during the Ruckus Rock Night Blast Off. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Longtime bluesman Scott Goudie opened up the Jazz and Blues Night at The Majestic Theatre during Ruckus on The Edge events Thursday night, April 15, 2010. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Erin Best of The Idlers belts out a high note from "Merchant's Dub" off the new album "Keep Out" Thursday night, April 15, 2010 at the Delta Hotel in St. John's during the Ruckus Rock Night Blast Off. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Jim Cuddy, lead singer of Blue Rodeo, speaks to the media during a practice Thursday, April 15, 2010 for the Juno Cup hockey game. The game will feature NHL players against musicians tonight at the Jack Byrne arena in Torbay. - Photo by Keith Gosse/The

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Entertainment reporter Ben Mulroney walks down George Street with Newfoundland singer Kim Stockwood Thursday, April 15, 2010 as they record a promo for one of many Juno events in St. John's this week. - Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

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Gary French performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Corner Brook singer and TV host Wendy Woodland performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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MusicNL nominated Gospel Artist of the Year 2008 Mark House performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno Week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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The Conne River Mi'kmaq Choir performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Dan Bursey performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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David Chafe performs Monday night, April 12, 2010, at Cochrane Street United Church in St. John's during Gospel on the Edge, one of the first events of Juno week. - Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at the Delta, Our Music-Our Heritage featured performances by aboriginal, francophone and world performers from the province showcasing their various musical roots. Among those performing was Daniel Obediah Payne from Co

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Mary Barry and Charlie Barfoot perform Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Rich Neville performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Harry Martin performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Tzu-Hao Hsu, a traditional Chinese dancer, performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

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Fred Jorgensen performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Geraldine Hollett performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Mark Hiscock performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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Phil Churchill performs Wednesday night, April 14, 2010 at Ruckus on the Edge's Our Music-Our Heritage. - Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

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The opening for the Junos were held Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. The opening was a testament to Newfoundland talent including the Benoit's shown here playing traditional Newfoundland music in the lobby.- Photo by

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The opening for the Junos were held Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. Here Ken Marshall, chairman of the Ruckus on the Edge host committee, speaks at the opening. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

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Con O'Brien sings during the opening for the Junos Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

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People gather to listen to the opening for the Junos Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

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The opening for the Junos were held Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Confederation Building in St. John's. Here Ken Marshall, chairman of the Ruckus on the Edge host committee, speaks at the opening. - Photo by Mark Burt/Special to The Telegram

Jelly Bean Row houses to welcome presenters and performers

It has been dubbed "the ultimate VIP survival kit." The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CTV will welcome presenters and performers for Sunday's 2010 Juno Awards broadcast with a special bag of goodies.

The bag includes donated products from at least 23 different companies.

It includes a Gaya collection handbag, Green and Black's Organic chocolate, BollÉ Serengeti sunglasses from Bushnell Outdoor Products and jewelery from The Butler Collection (to also be featured on ads during the Juno Awards broadcast).

It has been dubbed "the ultimate VIP survival kit." The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CTV will welcome presenters and performers for Sunday's 2010 Juno Awards broadcast with a special bag of goodies.

The bag includes donated products from at least 23 different companies.

It includes a Gaya collection handbag, Green and Black's Organic chocolate, BollÉ Serengeti sunglasses from Bushnell Outdoor Products and jewelery from The Butler Collection (to also be featured on ads during the Juno Awards broadcast).

There is also "Barefoot Venus Canada's most indulgent bath and beauty line that will have Canada's top musical talent glowing like musical gods," according to a news release from CARAS and CTV.

Add in exclusive-design hoodies, fitness classes, cosmetics and more.

The gift bag was assembled by The Mint Agency (www.themintagency.ca).

Adding local flare

Following the revelation of swag bag products, local businessman Geoff Meeker noticed there were no local products in the list.

"It was all nice stuff, but it was all national, high-end cosmetics," said Meeker.

So, he told The Telegram, he offered up his own product as a gift for the stars.

Meeker is the director and majority shareholder in Jelly Bean Row, a local company creating wall art pieces with designs based on real homes in the downtown St. John's.

"They replied within a couple of days and said 'yes,'" said Meeker, of the offering.

"They just said they really liked the product."

Now, 220 Jelly Bean Row pieces will be handed out, in pairs, to 110 special guests, presenters and performers as they arrive in St. John's.

All of the pieces are donated, said Meeker. "It's something of a cost, but with these things you don't know what could come from it."

Second set of gifts

from Ruckus on the Edge

Meanwhile, the organizers of Ruckus on the Edge have arranged for a second gift bag that includes multiple examples of local products.

For example, said LeeAnn Fleming of Newfoundland's I.C. Spa Products, samples of her company's Ossetra line of spa products are included.

For the Ruckus on the Edge gift pack, said Fleming, her company received a call in November about being involved. They also donated their products - made with iceberg water and ingredients such as seaweed, berries, mud and caplin caviar from the province.

"We did up 125 little bags to be included in the (larger) gift bags," said Fleming.

"With the celebrities and the different media and associations and people they deal with ... both Paul and myself thought it was a great way to get the Ossetra skin care line known across Canada."

The Ruckus on the Edge pack also includes samples of work from local musicians and products from Juno Awards broadcast sponsor Garnier.

afitzpatrick@thetelegram.com




YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

For your chance to win a Ruckus on the Edge Juno Awards gift bag, go to Juno Steve's blog at: www.thetelegram.com (click on the Juno block on our mainpage, scroll down and you'll find Steve).
Comment on Steve's latest entry with your favourite Canadian music moment, including your real name and e-mail address and you will be entered in our prize draw.
Other prizes include clothing from Me to We Style - from the official clothing line of the 2010 Juno Awards.



Caras gift bag partners

Jelly Bean Row -

www.jellybeanrow.com


Alphabet Photography -

www.alphabetphotography.ca


Barefoot Venus -

www.barefootvenus.com


Bluebasins Bath & Body -

www.bluebasins.com


Brassaii Restaurant & Lounge -

www.brassaii.com


Bushnell Outdoor Products -

www.serengeti-eyewear.com


Desmond & Beatrice Inc. -

www.desmondandbeatrice.com


Dickies Canada -

www.dickies.com


Downward Dog Yoga Centre -

www.downwarddog.com


Flirty Girl Fitness -

www.flirtygirlfitness.com


Garnier -

www.garnier.ca


Gaya -

www.gaya.ca


Green & Black's Organic -

www.greenandblacks.com


Hummingbird MediSpa -

www.hummingbirdmedispa.com


Jaylyn Todd Photography -

www.jaylynphoto.ca


Living La Vida Fearless Coaching Service -

www.tobeyourbest.net


M·A·C Cosmetics -

www.maccosmetics.com


Marks Work Wearhouse -

www2.marks.com


Metrin Scientific Skincare -

www.metrin.com


Powermat -

www.powermat.com


Sh?ToBu(TM) - The Workout You Wear -

www.shatobu.com


The Butler Collection -

www.thebutlercollection.com


Timothy's Coffees of the World Inc. -

www.timothys.com


Yak Pak -

www.yakpak.com


(Source: CARAS and CTV)

Organizations: CARAS, CTV, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Bushnell Outdoor Products The Butler Collection The Mint Agency I.C. Spa Products Desmond & Beatrice Marks Work Wearhouse World Inc. Yak Pak

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

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  • G
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    WAIT ONE MINUTE. I don't see any Purity Jam-Jams, Snook's Christmas CD, Fresh Flippers or a copy of The Buy N Sell. What a joke.

  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Wheres my free stuff? oh yeah if i wear it, mindless little girls and brainless boys wont care and they wont ask mommy and daddy for money to go buy it .

    This isn't giftbags for the stars its free advertising.

  • I give
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    What a scam. So much for this being about the musak, more like the buck.

  • Geoff
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    I think that it awesome that the artists are being given things. As a musician myself I know how difficult it is to make, I haven't yet, but the rewards are good once you do. I really think that the gift bags should have been more locally oriented though. Why not hilight some of the boutiques that St. John's is home to. The gift bags should have been Made Right Here .

  • M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Way to go Jelly Bean Row. At least there's one NL product in the gift bag. These are great little pieces, hope all the celebs tell the rest of Canada (the world) how great NL is and all the beauty there is here. These decorative houses of Jelly Bean Row show exactly the uniqueness and vibrant colors of the oldest city in North America. Hard to tell on a day like this..hehe.

  • Cheerbear
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Why is all the free stuff given to people who are rich enough to buy for themselves?

  • G
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    WAIT ONE MINUTE. I don't see any Purity Jam-Jams, Snook's Christmas CD, Fresh Flippers or a copy of The Buy N Sell. What a joke.

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Wheres my free stuff? oh yeah if i wear it, mindless little girls and brainless boys wont care and they wont ask mommy and daddy for money to go buy it .

    This isn't giftbags for the stars its free advertising.

  • I give
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    What a scam. So much for this being about the musak, more like the buck.

  • Geoff
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    I think that it awesome that the artists are being given things. As a musician myself I know how difficult it is to make, I haven't yet, but the rewards are good once you do. I really think that the gift bags should have been more locally oriented though. Why not hilight some of the boutiques that St. John's is home to. The gift bags should have been Made Right Here .

  • M
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    Way to go Jelly Bean Row. At least there's one NL product in the gift bag. These are great little pieces, hope all the celebs tell the rest of Canada (the world) how great NL is and all the beauty there is here. These decorative houses of Jelly Bean Row show exactly the uniqueness and vibrant colors of the oldest city in North America. Hard to tell on a day like this..hehe.

  • Cheerbear
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Why is all the free stuff given to people who are rich enough to buy for themselves?