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Kelowna's connection to the Juno awards this weekend

Juno Awards President Allan Reid hails from Kelowna.
Image Credit: From Juno TV website
March 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM

KELOWNA - The Juno Awards in London, Ontario, on Sunday will have nothing to do with Kelowna — except the man in charge of everything is one of ours.

The Junos are the public face and culminating event for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, whose President and CEO is Allan Reid.

Son of Robert Dow Reid, the man who created The Sails and The Dolphins sculptures in downtown Kelowna, Allan Reid graduated from Okanagan Mission Secondary School and went to work for CKOV radio in Kelowna.

He became music director at the age of 18 before being picked up by A&M Music to promote artists on the national stage 30 years before being named president of the Academy in 2015.

During his time as a senior vice-president with Universal Music Canada he signed such artists as Jann Arden, Sam Roberts and Hedley. After moving over to indie label Maple Music, he worked with stars such as Kathleen Edwards and Joel Plaskett.

Reid was awarded the Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award at the 2018 Western Canadian Music Industry Awards in Kelowna last fall.

This year’s Junos features performances by bands such as Bahamas, Loud Luxury the Arkells and Sarah McLachlan.

They will be broadcast live on CBC starting at 8 p.m. ET, or 5 p.m. PT.

— This story was corrected Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:26 p.m. to correct the location of this year's Juno Awards as well as the names of performing acts.

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