Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Fred Penner
Fred Penner receives a Juno Award for children’s album of the year during a gala in Vancouver on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (JUNOAWARDS.CA)

Manitoba artists won two Juno Awards Saturday night during a gala event in Vancouver.

Children’s entertainer Fred Penner took home the award for children’s album of the year for his latest recording, Hear the Music. The award is Penner’s fourth Juno, including a win for his last release in 2015.

Pop outfit The Color won its first Juno for contemporary Christian/gospel album for their latest release, First Day of My Life. The hard-touring, Winkler-based band recently won four Covenant Awards.

Other Manitoba acts were nominated for Junos, including Indian City, Big Dave McLean, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, expat James Ehnes, and Manitoba-raised, Hamilton-based Iskwé.

The Juno Awards broadcast airs tonight at 7 p.m. on CBC

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