News: Victoria Will Not Host 2018 Junos, Vancouver Will

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Vancouver has been selected as the host for the 2018 Juno Awards. Back in September of 2015, the Capital Region Music Awards Society confirmed that Victoria was going to make a bid for the 2018 awards show. According to a report on CTV News Monday March 27th, that bid never happened because the society said “it was fairly confident the Junos will be going to another city in 2018.”
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Clearly, that other city was Vancouver. Though it was also rumoured Edmonton was also in the running with their brand new arena.
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The last time Victoria made a bid for the Junos was in 2012 and that year the city lost to Winnipeg. Vancouver last hosted in 2009. Vancouver’s winning bid likely means it will be a few years before Victoria has another shot at even attempting to host the awards show.