24th Annual Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala to Feature Appearances from Canada's
Top TV Talent

    
    Award Presenters invited to visit Gemini Gift Lounge, showcasing products
    from Alberta artisans
    

TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television today announced the first round of presenters for the 24th Annual Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala, taking place Saturday November 14 at the historic BMO Centre, Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta. Hosted by award-winning comedian Ron James, the event will be broadcast live on Global and Showcase at 9pm ET/PT. Public tickets are now available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.ca.

    
    The lineup of Award Presenters includes:

        -  Hugh Dillon - Flashpoint
        -  Erin Karpluk - Being Erica
        -  Jessica Lucas - Melrose Place
        -  Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle - Heartland
        -  Mark McKinney - Less Than Kind
        -  Rick Mercer - The Rick Mercer Report
        -  Cory Monteith - Glee
        -  George Stroumboulopoulos - The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos
    

Presenters at this year's show will be invited to visit the exclusive 2009 Gemini Gift Lounge, featuring homegrown products from Calgary and surrounding area. Local contributors include:

    
    Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre
    Chichi Couture
    Crave Cookies and Cakes Inc.
    Holly Allen Jewellery
    Hummingbird Medi Spa
    KaaDiki by haithem elkadiki
    Kula Klips
    Longview Beef Jerky
    Luscious Bags
    Pink Sugar Boutique
    Predator Ridge Resort
    Shay Lowe
    SilveRado Jewellery
    Super Sexy People
    Suzie Q Beads, Buttons & Bijoux

    Other new and returning contributors to the 2009 Gemini Gift Lounge
    include:

    Bestseller Canada
    JACK & JONES Jeans
    John Frieda Collection
    M-A-C Cosmetics
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    Shaklee Canada Inc.
    Starbucks Coffee Canada
    The Butler Collection
    Vera Moda
    Zip.ca
    

For a detailed list of this year's Gift Lounge contributors, visit www.geminiawards.ca.

The 24th Annual Gemini Awards will be broadcast on Global and Showcase on Saturday November 14 - please check local listings for times. For a complete list of nominations, visit www.geminiawards.ca.

Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, The Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television industry. The Gemini Awards bring together over 2,500 of Canada's most gifted craftspeople, producers and decision-makers over several evenings of special events.

About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television:

Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film and television. Unifying professionals across Canada, the ACCT is a vital and integral force, representing all areas of the film and television industries.

About Canwest Broadcasting:

Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.

For media accreditation, please visit www.geminiawards.ca/press.

SOURCE ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION

For further information: For further information: Judy Lung, Communications Manager, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Ph: (416) 366-2227 ext 238, E-mail: judy@academy.ca; Jacqueline Kendall, Publicist, Global Television, Ph: (416) 934-7850, E-mail: jkendall@globaltv.com; Jessica Gold, Publicist, Canwest Broadcasting, Ph: (416) 967-3110, E-mail: jgold@canwest.com

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