With the 2018 JUNO Awards just days away, it’s time to see who will be on hand to present the awards during the broadcast on March 25.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking “Northern Touch,” Rascalz, Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust, and Choclair will present Rap Album of the Year, while Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, along with Jasmyn Burke of WEAVES, will announce Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
Legendary Rush frontman and bassist, Geddy Lee, has been tapped to induct fellow Torontonians Barenaked Ladies into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew will introduce the special tribute performance honouring Gord Downie with Pearl Wenjack, sister of Secret Path subject, Chanie Wenjack.
Additional presenters will include Kim’s Convenience star, Andrea Bang, Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductees Bob Rock and Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris, Charlotte Cardin, Grimes, Jann Arden, Ria Mae, Ruth B., Scott Helman and Tyler Connolly of Theory.
Be sure to watch the JUNO Awards broadcast live nationwide 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on CBC, CBC Radio One and CBC Music and streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.
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.