GMA Canada Week 2012 Comes to Crossroads in Burlington, ON

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 awards show.

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 by June 30th, 2012. For more information on GMA Canada Week and the Covenant Awards, visit and follow GMA Canada on Twitter - @GMACanada plus find us on Facebook -   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 Canada.

SOURCE Crossroads Television System (CTS)

For further information:

Maryn Edwards, Director of Media Relations
GMA Canada
PH: 403.860.7127

Carolyn Innis, Communications    
Crossroads Television System
PH: 905 331-7333 ext. 2265
1295 North Service Road
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
L7R 4X5

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