Ahead of the broadcast this coming Sunday, the 47th JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards are set for March 24 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
CBC q host, Tom Power, will host the industry event that will see 36 awards handed out, including several of JUNO special achievement awards, including the presentation of the 2018 International Achievement Award to Arcade Fire, Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award to television producer and host, Denise Donlon, the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award to Jim Cuddy, and the Humanitarian Award to media entrepreneur, Gary Slaight.
Tapped to perform at the event are several JUNO nominees including Clairmont The Second, Iskwé, James Barker Band, Terra Lightfoot and 2018 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners, Caveboy.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.