THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS PRESENTER/PERFORMER GIFT BAG: A SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE STARS

March 18, 2010

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

This year’s presenters and performers at THE JUNO AWARDS will go home with stylish options to go from day to night

Toronto, ON (March 17, 2010) – Packed to the brim with Canada’s top lifestyle brands and outstanding services, the coveted 2010 JUNO Awards Gift Bag makes for the ultimate VIP survival kit. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CTV revealed today the items that will be given to presenters and performers of CTV’s broadcast of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS on Sunday, April 18 from Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

For photos of the 2010 JUNO Awards Presenter/Performer Gift Bag, go to www.junoawards.ca.

This year’s swag, assembled by The Mint Agency, includes everything a star needs to go from day to night. Whether it’s a morning cup of java, a mid-day workout, or unique jewellery for a night out, the 2010 JUNO Awards Presenter/Performer Gift Bag has it all. From one-of-a-kind to top-of-the-line, it’s packed with an assortment of beauty and spa products, fashion accessories, health and lifestyle services.

The JUNO Awards Gift Bag is comprised of donated products given to presenters and performers as a thank you for their time and support of the JUNO Awards. Recently announced performers for THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS are Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Drake, Johnny Reid, Justin Bieber, Metric and Michael Bublé who will all receive the JUNO Gift Bag. Additional performers and the celebrity line-up of JUNO Awards presenters will soon be announced.

 Official Partners of the 2010 JUNO Awards Presenter/Performer Gift Bag

  Alphabet Photography®Alphabet Photography is the brainchild of Canadian entrepreneur Jennifer Blakeley. Jennifer spent three years travelling across Canada photographing objects and scenery that resemble letters of the English alphabet. With Alphabet Photography® you can create personalized framed art or choose from our inspirational series.
www.alphabetphotography.ca
Barefoot VenusBarefoot Venus Canada’s most indulgent bath and beauty line that will have Canada’s top musical talent glowing like musical gods. With pampering presents for the bath and beautifying gifts for the body, they’ll have plenty of reasons to sing in the shower…and out! www.barefootvenus.com.
  Bluebasins bath & bodyBluebasins bath & body natural skin care products are created by hand with the finest herbs, flowers, essential oils, exotic nut oils and butters. Each of our luxurious products leaves skin radiant, moisturized and wonderfully soft. Our bath and body skin care products are made the way nature intended. www.bluebasins.com.
  Brassaii Restaurant & LoungeBrassaii, located at 461 King Street West, Toronto, ON has re-opened with an interpretive Mediterranean menu created by renowned Chef Bruce Woods. The newly renovated facility contains a designated café area, exposed wine cellar, open concept dining room, chic bar and lounge space as well an events room for private bookings. www.brassaii.com.
 
  Bushnell Outdoor ProductsSerengeti, the world’s finest driving sunglass, will keep this year’s JUNO Awards presenters and performers in style with their new retro models such as the Gio and Merano.
www.serengeti-eyewear.com
Bollé sunglasses combine style with performance while providing excellence in eyewear protection. This year’s models such as the Runway and King are sporty and fun. www.bolle.com
  Desmond & Beatrice Inc. Desmond & Beatrice is not about mousse in martini glasses or petit fours or sorbet on dessert spoons. We are back to basics down home mama’s baking. We are homemade, comfort in every bite. We use the highest quality ingredients from Madagascar bourbon vanilla to best quality chocolate and we ensure that freshness is top notch. From our oven to your tummy, enjoy.
www.desmondandbeatrice.com.
  Dickies CanadaDickies has designed a “Music meets Work” inspired Hoodie exclusively for the JUNO Awards. This limited edition Full Zip Thermal Hoody is detailed with a full back attribution dedicated to celebrating the JUNO Awards. Like all Dickies garments, this offers style and comfort as well as our lifetime guarantee. Wear with Purpose. Dickies. www.dickies.ca.
  Downward Dog Yoga CentreSince 1997, Downward Dog Yoga Centre has been at the epicenter of Toronto’s dedicated yoga community. Offering classes for true beginners, while also nurturing senior students who go on to teach globally, Downward Dog’s esteemed instructors seek to connect with all those interested in enhancing their lives through yoga.
www.downwarddog.com.
  Flirty Girl FitnessFlirty Girl Fitness is Toronto’s hottest, women’s only fitness & lifestyle facility. We inspire you to get fit & feel fabulous by offering a weekly schedule of outrageously unique & entertaining classes such as Pole Dance, Hottie Body Boxing, Video Vixen, Booty Beat, Flirty Yoga, Zumba, Chair Striptease & dozens more! www.flirtygirlfitness.com.
  GarnierGarnier Fructis is the Official Stylist of the 2010 JUNO Awards. For the second year, Garnier, an expert beauty brand in skin and hair care, will offer backstage styling support on location at the JUNO Awards. Included in this year’s gift bag: new Hold & Flex hairspray, a voucher for HerbaShine haircolour and the coveted Brusher Gel-Cleanser. Visit www.garnier.ca for product information and www.garnier.ca/yourstyle for hairstyling videos with step by step instructions.
  Gaya Gaya collection was designed to offer the everyday woman handbags that are high in fashion and quality, but surprisingly affordable. With the guiding philosophy that “every woman deserves a good bag,” each original design in our collection is a piece of fashionable artwork that is carried out with a touch of traditional craftsmanship. Our designs blend traditional Italian craftsmanship with contemporary English fashion. It’s a fusion of old world romance and modern day chic. www.gaya.ca.
  Green & Black’s OrganicGreen & Black’s Organic, the world’s first organic chocolate brand, is committed to creating the richest and most satisfying chocolate without compromising the earth. Green & Black’s led the Fair Trade movement 15-years-ago with the launch of its Maya Gold™ chocolate bar and is now the world’s leader in organic and Fair Trade chocolate.
www.greenandblacks.com.
  Hummingbird MediSpaHummingbird MediSpa is a national chain of Medical Spas coast to coast in Canada. Hummingbird is a full service spa which offers traditional esthetic services as well technology driven services such as laser hair removal and skin resurfacing and medical cosmetic injections such as Botox and Dermal fillers. We pride ourselves in offering quality service at affordable prices! www.hummingbirdmedispa.com.
  Jaylyn Todd PhotographyJaylyn Todd is a dynamic Toronto photographer bringing modern style alive whether she’s shooting promotional shots, studio portraits or live events. She has captured artists ranging from KISS and AC/DC to Akon and Snoop Dogg. Working with Jaylyn, you will be transported to a universe of unforgettable creativity and expertise.
www.jaylynphoto.ca.
JELLYBEAN ROW
Based on real Victorian heritage homes in downtown St. John’s, Jellybean Row features 12 original designs, plaque-mounted and ready to hang. They come in small and large sizes, adding colour and character to any interior décor, and are also available in a Christmas series. Create your own Jellybean Row!
www.jellybeanrow.com
  Living La Vida Fearless Coaching ServicesReady to live big? Feel like there’s something standing in your way? Some call that fear, I call it the elephant in the room. At Living la Vida Fearless Coaching Services, we’re not afraid of elephants! Janet Auty-Carlisle is a certified professional co-active coach
www.tobeyourbest.net
  M·A·C CosmeticsM·A·C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and is part of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. The company’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M·A·C is now sold in over 73 countries. For a M·A·C location visit www.maccosmetics.com
  Marks Work WearhouseMark’s Work Wearhouse opened their first store in 1977, in Calgary, AB and has since grown to be one of Canada’s largest retailers with over 385 stores coast to coast including 44 L’Equipeur stores in Québec. Mark’s is known as Canada’s store for “Clothes That Work” with high quality, well priced, comfortable and innovative clothing.
www2.marks.com
  Metrin Scientific SkincareFor 78 years, METRIN Scientific Skincare has been giving its customers the star-like glow they deserve. Its tried-and-true formula has never been changed since 1932, because it works. METRIN helps people of all ages and skin types bring their complexions into a beautiful balance – and it’s backed by a 180-day money-back guarantee. www.metrin.com
  PowermatPowermat is the revolutionary and complete solution for simultaneously delivering real time, wireless charging to multiple electronics including mobile phones, music players, handheld games, electronic readers, GPS devices and Bluetooth headsets. www.powermat.com.
  ShāToBu™ – The Workout You Wear ShāToBu™ – The Workout You Wear – is a revolutionary new shaper that uses everyday movement to shape, tone and burn more calories. The secret is in the built-in, seamless resistance bands that make muscles work a little harder during daily activities, which in turn helps you burn more calories. www.shatobu.com.
  The Butler CollectionThe Butler Collection is designed by Heather Butler an established Canadian Jewelry Designer. At The Butler Collection we use only the finest cut Gemstones showcased into Sterling Silver or 14 K Gold. Each exquisite one of kind design reflects contemporary sophistication for the modern woman. Lifetime treasure to be collected at www.thebutlercollection.com.
Timothy’s Coffees of the World Inc.Timothy’s World Coffee purchases the finest Arabica coffees, sourced from top coffee growing regions of the world. Our master roasters ensure that Timothy’s premium beans are roasted to perfection, highlighting the unique characteristics of the land in which they were grown, resulting in superior coffee with rich aroma and taste.
www.timothys.com.
  Yak PakYak Pak creates chic and innovative bags and accessories for the stylish and conscious consumer. The company was started out with the vision that a bag isn’t just something you carry, it’s something you wear. Yak Pak has revolutionized design in the bag industry and pioneered bringing vibrant prints to the market, pairing fashion with function. We are pleased to present our laptop and cosmetic bags to the recipients to carry all their gifts at the 2010 JUNO Awards! www.yakpak.com.

 JUNO Week takes place April 12-18, 2010, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, culminating in the live broadcast of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS, Sunday, April 18 on CTV.

Sponsors of the 2010 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” with commitments from The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John’s and Radio Starmaker Fund.

Sponsors of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV include Chevrolet, Garnier, Pepsi and Rogers.

Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca
CTV’s JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
St. John’s Host Committee: www.ruckusontheedge.com
CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
CTV website: www.ctv.ca
The Mint Agency: www.themintagency.ca

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Media Contacts:
 
For more information on the 2010 JUNO Awards, contact:
Chris McDowall                                   Tiffany Astle
416-628-5648                                   416-628-5603
cmcdowall@hccink.com                   tastle@hccink.com
www.holmescreativecommunications.com
 
For more information on THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:
Amanda Rinaldo                                      Renee Dupuis
416-384-5325                                         416-384-3154
amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca                       renee.dupuis@ctv.ca

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