Further to previous messages and your ongoing interest in our bid to bring Canada's JUNO Awards to Greater Victoria, it is with some regret that we inform you that the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has decided to award the 2014 event to Winnipeg.
While we are disappointed with the decision, we want to congratulate Winnipeg and we know they will do a great job.
While we wish we could tell you the reasons why Greater Victoria was not chosen by CARAS, they made the decision without visiting Victoria or meeting with our team. In the coming days, we will attempt to gain a better understanding of CARAS’ selection process and the reasons for their decision. However, they have been very complimentary about the quality of our bid and community support.
A decision to prepare a Greater Victoria bid for 2015 or 2016 will depend on the results of this discussion with CARAS and if we receive continuing support from our provincial and municipal government partners.