The Gemini Awards are coming to Saskatchewan!!

Regina to host Geminis
The 22nd annual showcase for Canada’s television industry will be held at Regina’s Conexus Arts Centre in October.
Two television networks are teaming up for the event. CBC-TV will broadcast the Oct. 28 award ceremony while Global will cover the red-carpet event before the main show.
The awards recognize the best in television, including news, drama, sports and comedy.
The announcement was made in Regina Friday by Paul Gratton, the chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Gratton said when he saw Regina’s proposal to host the awards, he couldn’t turn it down.
The province will contribute $150,000 toward the $250,000 fee for the event.
The Saskatchewan Film and Video Development Corp. [SaskFilm] and the City of Regina will each contribute $50,000.
Premier Lorne Calvert, who was on hand for the announcement, said the province’s $150,000 will be money well spent.
“We’ll get that back in a half an hour of sales tax revenues,” he said. “The dollar here is assured. What is also assured is the profile being raised.”
Saskatchewan is known as a great place for film and television, Calvert said, pointing to the success of the such TV shows as Corner Gas and Little Mosque on the Prairie.
The annual awards ceremony was held in Vancouver last year. Before that, the galas have been held in Toronto.