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2012 NOCMA Awards & Country Music Weekend was a Success

Posted by admin on November 5, 2012

The 2012 Northern Ontario Country Music Awards and Country Music Weekend was held this year on the weekend of November 2, 3 & 4 at the Comfort Suites and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.

All weekendd activities were held at the Comfort Suites and Conference Centre on Great Northern Rd. in Sault Ste. Marie.  Over the weekend, four main events were held in the Conference Centre Ballroom.   Photos from the event can be found on the SaultEvents.com website.  Watch for video clips from the weekend coming soon.  Full videos from the weekend events will also be made available within the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned to this website over the next few days for more information. 

On Friday Nov 3 
The Great Northern Opry Show and Dance
Featuring Yvan Nadeau & The Bandidos from Timmins Ontario with special guest Roger Daybutch from Blind River, Ontario.

On Saturday Nov 3 - from 6:30 pm
The Northern Ontario Country Music Awards Show
With music by White Stallion from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
M/C Q-104's Morning Man Jeff McNiece

On Saturday Nov 3 - after the Awards Show
The Great Northern Opry Show and Dance
With music by The Down Yonder Band, from Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Then to complete the weekend, on Sunday Nov 4 - From 10:00 am to Noon
The Great Northern Opry Country Gospel Show
Featuring NOCMA Recording Artist Scott Infanti & Many Guests

The 2012 Great Northern Opry Inductees were:

  • Jimmy Bouchard - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Cleo Bellemare - Timmins
  • Steve Hicks - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Ben Lentir - Manitoulin Island
  • Leo Brunet - Kapuskasing
  • Wayne Villeneuve - Timmins
  • Bernie Skagen - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Bryan Skagen - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Francis "Newfie" Robbins - North Bay

The 2012 Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees were:

  • Wayne Richards - Sault Ste. Marie
  • Glen McDougall - Manitoulin Island

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