Country Music Week: September 5 to 9 - TCU Place - Saskatoon (See link below for full line-up)
CCMA Awards: Sunday, September 9 - Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon - Live on CBC Television at 8 pm
Red Carpet: 3:00 PM, Doors open at 3:30 PM, Seating by 4:45 PM
It's the celebration that every country music fan, from Windsor to Yellowknife, has been waiting for; but this year, Saskatoon gets the best seats in the house! This will mark the first time that Saskatoon has ever hosted country music's biggest week in Canada, topped off by the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.
Beginning Monday, September 3, CBC Saskatchewan celebrates the week with special coverage of the CCMA's. Tune in to CBC Radio's The Morning Edition (6 to 8:30 am.), Blue Sky (12 noon to 1 pm), The Afternoon Edition (4 to 6 pm) and Saskatchewan Weekend (6 to 9 am) and watch CBC Television's CBC News: Saskatchewan at 5, 5:30 and 6 for a week of country music, great stories, features and contests!
Friday, September 7 - Join us for LIVE Radio broadcasts!
THE MORNING EDITION - from the Holiday Inn Downtown Saskatoon
Host, Sheila Coles invites you to join her in the lobby of the Holiday Inn (across from TCU Place) for a live broadcast of CBC Radio One's The Morning Edition from 6:00 to 8:30 am. Sheila will be joined by members of Wyatt, Saskatoon's celebrated country band, Victoria Banks, nominated for both Songwriter of the Year and Female Artist of the Year and other surprise guests. Drop by for a chance to win special studio audience prizes and tune in to find out how to win tickets to to the CCMA Awards Show!
THE AFTERNOON EDITION - from the CBC in Saskatoon (144 - 2nd Ave. South)
Come on down to The Afternoon Edition's 'Half-ton of Fun' party! Host, Craig Lederhouse will be joined by country's Codie Prevost for a live broadcast from the box of a half-ton truck. He'll be talking to some great country talent, playing great country tunes and offering some cool prizes to the audience at home and on the street!
CBC SASKATCHEWAN COUNTRY KARAOKE CONTEST
Like to sing? From August 23 through September 3 enter the CBC Saskatchewan Country Karaoke Contest! Upload a video of yourself singing your favourite Karaoke song and you could win one of two great prize packages!
JUDGES' CHOICE PRIZE PACKAGE: One winner will be selected by 2 CBC appointed judges.
AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE PACKAGE: One winner will be determined by the greatest number of on-line votes received! Be sure to tell your friends.
CBC TELEVISION BROADCASTS THE CCMA AWARDS SHOW
Tune in to CBC Television on Sunday, September 9 at 8 pm for a live broadcast of the 2012 CCMA Awards featuring performances and appearances from some of Canada's biggest country superstars, and even a few surprise special guests will take to the stage. It's a two-hour review of a year in country music, filled with 'moments' and memories to quench your country quota until next year.