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Archived News 2010

MCMA Board News Dec 9 2010
The MCMA welcomes it's newest board members:

Kurt Krezanski
Kerry Kingsland
Karen Neufeld
Tom Koroluk
MCMA General Meeting december 9 2010
The MCMA will be holding our Annual Meeting of the General Membership December 9th starting at 7:30pm. All active MCMA members are welcome to attend.

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
December 9, 2010

Canad Inns Windsor Park Restaurant (back room)
1034 Elizabeth Road

If you are planning on attending the meeting please email so that we can inform the site as to how many seats are required.
David St. Germain - CD Release Party
David St. Germain - CD Release Party

The son of Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Ray St.Germain, David will be performing his much anticipated 1st full lenth record.

One of the hottest new bands around!! You will want to be there for this once in a lifetime event!

Each ticket includes a coupon for $5 off the CD the night of the release party!!

Advance Tickets: $10

Available at
Encore Musicical Instruments - 1349 Portage Ave.
Mon - Thurs: 10:30 - 19:00
Fri: 10:30 - 18:00
Sat: 10:00 - 18:00

Also Available at
RockBar - 1931 Pembina Hwy

or message any band member for tickets!

Featuring David St. Germain and -
Joey Landreth - Guitar
Chris Sutherland - Drums
Meg Dolovich - Bass
Murray Pulver - Guitar

David St. Germain Debut CD - Produced by Chris Sutherland and Howard Klopak.
2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA)

Desiree Dorion's release, Soul Back Jack, earned her the Best Country Album honour at this year's Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards . Dorion was also up for Best Female Artist. Desiree picked up an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award nomination earlier this year in the Best Country CD category.

Brad Moggie rounded out the Manitoba winners, taking home the Best Fiddle Album award for his release, All Fired Up.
Crystal Shawanda Christmas Show

Crystal Shawanda Christmas Benefit with the Foster Martin Band
Friday, December 10th, 7:30 pm
Gaffers in Lockport
Tickets $20.00 with proceeds to North Red Christmas Hamper Drive.
Tickets are available at gaffers or 366 Main Street in Selkirk at the Pure Country Office, (Selkirk town Plaza)
Orders can be delivered (COD) call (204) 785-8305 option 2.
CCMA Awards 2012 Location Announced
Canadian Country Music Association Announces Saskatoon As Home To Country Music Week And The 2012 CCMA Awards

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced today that Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has been selected to host Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards in 2012. This will mark the first time that Saskatoon has ever hosted country music’s biggest week in Canada.
Doc Walker Wins Recording of the Year

Doc Walker was awarded Country Recording of the Year, for their album 'Go', at this years Western Canadian Music Awards held in Kelowna on October 24.
2nd Annual Country for Cancer Thank You

The 2nd Annual Country for Cancer event was an incredible success with hours of great entertainment. The MCMA would like to thank everyone that volunteered at the event selling tickets and helping with the prizes and draws. We had an amazing team of volunteers that helped keep the event running smoothly. We would like to thank Mainstage backline for working the stage, and all the performers that gave their time to support such a worthwhile cause – Hurricane Jenny (previously known as Steel City), Day After Nashville, Hard Miles Band, Roundup Band, Chris Bigford, KK and the Dirty Scotch Boys, Cindi Cane and the Foster Martin Band. Thank you to Grant Goss of Goss Productions and his team for recording the event. Special thanks to all the sponsors for their generous donations. Thank you to Qualico, All Weather Windows, Itech, Goss Transport, Currie Accounting Services Ltd., Galaxy Printing, Red River Yamaha, National Energy Equipment Ltd., Cowboys, Canad Inns, CKMD, Houseworks, South Beach Casino, and the Winnipeg Police Association. Thank you to all the MCMA board members for their time in arranging and coordinating this event. Together we were able to raise $ 6577.62 to help aid in the fight against cancer.

MCMA's Noel Martin presenting our Country for Cancer cheque to Heidi at CCS
2nd Annual Country For Cancer

Auction Prizes

1. IPod by Apple & Philips Dock System
2. Ipad by Apple
3. Yamaha Acoutic Guitar $600 Value
4. 50” Samsung Plasma TV
5. Asus Netbook
6. South Beach “Romance Package”
7. 19” Flatscreen TV & Shaw HDPVR
8. Xbox & Reach Game
9. GPS Navigation System plus Hoodie, T-Shirt & Jacket
Local Roots Acts Head to Ottawa for 24th Annual OCFF
A dozen Manitoba roots acts are travelling east to showcase at the 2010 Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference in Ottawa...
Manitoba singer Errol Ranville survives crash that kills wife

Five killed in horrific collision
Noted aboriginal musician only survivor of fiery crash
By: Kevin Rollason and Aldo Santin

Aboriginal music legend Errol Ranville is the lone survivor of a head-on collision near The Pas that killed five people, including his wife, Marcie.

Ranville's brother, Stirling, said on Friday the 57-year-old Errol was flown to Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre after the collision...

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