The 2017 JUNO Awards

April 2, 2017 6:30 PM EST Canadian Tire Centre Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2V 1A5, Canada View Google Map

As a signature event for Ottawa 2017, in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, The 2017 JUNO Awards aired live from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

The two-and-a-half hour broadcast, co-hosted by Russell Peters and Bryan Adams, opened with a greeting from 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recipient Buffy Sainte-Marie, and featured performances by Alessia Cara featuring Zedd, Arkells, A Tribe Called Red, Billy Talent, Bryan Adams, Dallas Smith, July Talk, Ruth B., Shawn Mendes, The Strumbellas, and 2017 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Sarah McLachlan.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau delivered a touching speech on Leonard Cohen’s legacy and introduced a tribute performance of “Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” by Feist. Bryan Adams closed the broadcast with an all-star jam of the co-host’s classic hit “Summer of ’69.”

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