Things to do in Winnipeg During the Junos
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There will be plenty of things to do in Winnipeg this week leading up to the 43rd annual JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Local Events:

We Speak Music will be hosting various local events throughout the city. You can view them all at The Performance Series will take place at the Airport on Friday, March 28 to welcome Juno guests.


A celebrity fundraising hockey game will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014 at MTS Iceplex in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS. NHL Greats will face off against Canadian musicians in a fun, competitive, non-contact hockey game.

The Rockers:

  • Amanda Rheaume*
  • Ace Burpee (Virgin Radio)
  • Beard Guy (Walk Off the Earth) *
  • Colin MacDonald (The Trews)
  • Dana Jerlo (The Treble)
  • Dave Wheeler (CITI FM)
  • David Francey*
  • Del Barber
  • Derrick Gottfried (Harlequin)
  • Devin Cuddy (The Devin Cuddy Band)*
  • Gord Bamford*
  • James Robertson (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra)
  • Jason Kane (The New Meanies)
  • Jay Bodner (Eagle & Hawk)
  • Jim Cuddy, Captain (Blue Rodeo)*
  • JP Hoe
  • Kevin Churko*
  • Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk)*
  • Menno Versteeg (Hollerado)*
  • Michael Hollett
  • Mike Belitsky (The Sadies) *
  • Sean Dean (The Sadies) *
  • Stephen Carroll (The Weakerthans)
  • Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk)*
  • Vince Fontaine (Eagle & Hawk, Indian City)
  • Zach Sutton (The Devin Cuddy Band) *
  • *Denotes a 2014 JUNO Award nominee

The NHL Greats:

  • Ab McDonald – COACH (Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues)
  • Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders)
  • Carey Wilson (Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers)
  • Mark Napier (Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres)
  • Mike Ford (Winnipeg Jets via World Hockey Association)
  • Mike Keane (Montreal Canadians, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars)
  • Mike Pelyk (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Natalie Spooner (Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Hockey)
  • Perry Miller (Winnipeg Jets, Detroit Red Wings)
  • Rebecca Johnston (Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Gold Medallists in Women’s Hockey)
  • Thomas Steen (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Trevor Kidd (Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Troy Crowder (Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils)
  • Wayne Babych (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Québec Nordiques, and Hartford Whalers)

JUNO Fan Fare

Head over to HMV St. Vital on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm for JUNO Fan Fare. Various artists will be there to meet fans and sign autographs! Here’s who’s scheduled to appear:

Canadian music fans the opportunity to meet their favourite artists including:

  • Autumn Hill*
  • Brett Kissel*
  • D-sisive*
  • Dean Brody*
  • Gord Bamford*
  • Jacynthe*
  • JRDN*
  • Kardinal Offishall*
  • Rich Kidd*
  • Small Town Pistols*
  • SonReal*
  • Tegan and Sara*
  • The Trews (Colin & John Angus)
  • Three Days Grace*
  • Tim Hicks*
  • Trevor Guthrie*
  • Tyler Shaw*
  • Walk Off The Earth*
  • *denotes a 2014 JUNO Award nominee

You’ll need a ticket or wrist band for a Meet & Greet or Autograph. Head to for more information.


Canadian music hits the streets with a multi-venue showcase of over 100 local, regional, and national acts. Nightly line-ups feature three or four acts per venue with established and developing artists sharing the stage. Head to for the performance schedule.