REGINA, Sept. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Western Canadian Music Awards connect
Canadians through a celebration of our passion for music and of the
best talent Western Canada has to offer.
Since 2002, the Awards have celebrated the finest recording artists in
all genres from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Canada has a dynamic music industry that generates nearly $3 billion
every year in economic activity from sound recordings, concerts,
commercial radio and performing rights. It creates jobs, generates
economic growth in Canadian communities and enriches our lives.
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of this year's
award winners and nominees. We are proud to support, through the Canada
Music Fund, the Western Canadian Music Alliance's efforts to recognize
and promote excellence in Canadian music.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(Media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages