CTV Party Wraps Up Juno Weekend in Calgary

Designer Paul Hardy's Juno party
Designer Paul Hardy's Juno party
Photo: Courtesy of Paul Hardy
While the 2008 Juno awards took place Sunday night at Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome, the parties kicked off three days earlier after a free concert at the Olympic Plaza on Thursday. Following the concert, Calgary Economic Development hosted a V.I.P. sponsor reception at the Juilliard Restaurant and Lounge with guests from the Calgary Stampede, Tourism Calgary, and the mayor's office in attendance, according to Calgary Herald society columnist Tonya Zelinsky. Also on Thursday night, gossip blogger and eTalk Daily regular Lainey Lui hosted a party at Blvd sponsored by Pigsback.com, Skoah, and Rustico Prosecco. As Lui reports on her blog, guests received complimentary hand massages and Mavi gift bags.

On Friday night, Tourism Calgary held its kick-off Juno party at the Hyatt Regency with past Juno winners, nominees and record company executives in attendance. Along with the annual JunoFest that took place on Saturday, the Hotel Arts held an all-night private poolside party called Rock Star Hotel, with sponsors including Adidas and Fido. Also on Saturday, Calgary designer Paul Hardy held a candlelit party at his boutique to show off his fall/winter collection in an intimate setting. World Vision sponsored the party, with catering by River Cafe and entertainment by the band Shaye.Following the Juno ceremony Sunday, host Russell Peters held an after-party at Tangerine Supper Lounge with DJ Starting From Scratch. Thomas Lynch Designs produced the event. Juno guests also lined up for the other hot ticket of the evening—the CTV after-party at Seven Resto Lounge.
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