New for 2012 the 34th Annual Covenant Awards will air on CTS TV
BURLINGTON, ON, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Gospel Music Association Canada (GMA Canada) is pleased to announce its partnership with Crossroads Television System (CTS) for GMA Canada Week 2012 and The 34th Annual Covenant Awards, to be held at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario and scheduled to broadcast on CTS.
This will be the first time in its 34 year history the Covenant Awards
will air on television.
"We are excited to partner with CTS for GMA Canada Week 2012," says
Martin Smith, President, GMA Canada. "CTS has a strong history of
supporting Canadian Christian music through shows such as 100 Huntley Street, Most Requested, and many others. Broadcasting the Covenant Awards gives all Canadians
the opportunity to celebrate the best of Canadian Christian music."
"CTS is a long-time supporter of Canadian Christian artists and the
GMA's, and as such, we are pleased that audiences will have the
opportunity to see the awards show on television for the first time,"
says Bruce Stacey, Chief Content Officer at Crossroads.
GMA Canada Week 2012 runs from November 4th to 7th and features a worship kick off concert, workshops with industry
professionals, artist showcases and the Covenant Awards banquet and
The Covenant Awards will air on CTS shortly after in November.
Artists looking to receive nominations for the 34th Annual Covenant Awards must submit their application via http://www.gmacanada.ca/submissions/ by June 30th, 2012. For more information on GMA Canada Week and the Covenant Awards,
visit www.gmacanada.ca and follow GMA Canada on Twitter - @GMACanada plus find us on Facebook - facebook.com/GMA.Canada. The GMA website will soon include details regarding registration,
speakers and travel/accommodation information.
About GMA Canada
GMA Canada started 34 years ago in Ontario as an awards show primarily
catering to the Southern Gospel community. It has grown through the
last 10 years to include awards from all styles. In 2006, the GMAC
Covenant Awards partnered with the then named "Canada Christian Music
Conference" in Calgary to create the GMA Canada Week, which has since
embraced the competitions for songwriters, showcases, conference
sessions and the Covenant Awards.
About Crossroads Television System (CTS):
CTS is a Canadian leader in faith-based and balanced programming,
operating stations in Burlington, Calgary and Edmonton with repeater
transmitters in London and Ottawa. CTS creates television and other
powerful visual media that can educate, entertain and inspire through
positive, superior quality content. CTS features a range of
entertaining and inspirational programs, including faith and values
content based on biblical principles. Like many Canadians, CTS shares
the concern about the decline in quality family programming and is
taking a stand to ensure a place for trustworthy, safe television in
SOURCE Crossroads Television System (CTS)
For further information:
Maryn Edwards, Director of Media Relations
Carolyn Innis, Communications
Crossroads Television System
PH: 905 331-7333 ext. 2265
1295 North Service Road
Burlington, Ontario, Canada