Daniel Caesar holds up his Juno award for R and B

first_img Daniel Caesar holds up his Juno award for R and B Soul Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck SASKATOON — The city of Saskatoon would like to have the Juno Awards back.Tourism Saskatoon is trying to put together funding so the city can bid for the 2020 Canadian music awards show.The awards were last held in the Saskatchewan city in 2007.Tourism Saskatoon CEO Todd Brandt says the city has 3,000 more seats at SaskTel Centre than the last time it was host.He estimates the event could generate between $10 million and $12 million in economic activity.Tourism Saskatoon is working to gather a $1.5-million funding package necessary to submit the bid.The hope is that the city would put up $350,000 if the bid were successful. That request is to go before a committee on Monday.“The young, dynamic nature of Saskatoon is such a great fit for this event,” said Brandt, who noted holding the Junos would involve about 72 events across the city leading up to the televised awards show.Brandt said a bid was attempted for the 2019 Junos, which are being held in London, Ont.“We weren’t able to pull together the financial package, so regretfully we had to pull out.”A bid is expected to be submitted before Christmas. (CKOM)The Canadian Press by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 30, 2018 11:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Last held in city 2007: Tourism Saskatoon wants to be repeat host to Juno Awardslast_img read more