JUNO Awards presenters and performers will walk away with thousands of dollars worth of fabulous goodies

The 2008 Juno Gift Bag

Peek inside the bag

It’s always on our minds: what’s inside the giveaway bag at this year’s Juno Awards? The Juno Gift Bag, valued at thousands of dollars, is given as a token of appreciation to thank presenters and performers for contributing their time and talent to the event. This year’s swag, assembled by Strut Entertainment, includes top-of-the-line beauty products, luxury hotel, spa and ski packages, yoga lessons and the latest fashion must-haves—all inside a sophisticated leather and nylon traveller lined with the autographs of JUNO Award nominees and past winners.

Hosted by Russell Peters, The 2008 JUNO Awards , Canada’s Music Awards, will air on CTV on Sunday, April 6 from the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta.

The Juno Gift Bag was specially designed for the 2008 JUNO Awards by Danier Leather. With a drum case inspired shape, the Danier Ready to Rock Road Tripper definitely beats to a fashionable, travel-ready drummer! Designed by Danier’s Joann Schelstrate, this limited edition, easy-to-carry leather and nylon bag merges musical elements with cool, pragmatic design. Details include gunmetal hardware; chain and stud strap detail; an expandable zipper that adds more packing space; inside pockets for CDs, mp3s, Blackberries etc.; and a purple satin lining featuring a collection of signatures from JUNO Award nominees and past winners. www.danier.com. INSIDE THE BAG

BILJANA k. CARTER leather cuffs are one-of-a kind, handmade pieces that feature a unique juxtaposition of technique, fabric and finishes. One by one, Toronto artist Biljana Carter intertwines semi-precious stones, metal, glass, textiles, leather and crochet to create a limited edition, signed work of art. www.bkcarter.ca

This year’s JUNO Awards presenters and performers will enjoy the new Faze and Whip from Bollé’s Fusion collection as well as the Anaconda and Recoil from the Sporty Snakes line. Serengeti, the world’s best driving sunglass presents itself in four styles that are both classic and contemporary; the Trento, Bocca, Paolo and Napoli. www.bushnell.com

CHANEL N°5 SENSUAL ELIXIR is the ultimate treasure for soft and deliciously fragrant skin. This intangible, refreshing gel is dabbed onto the skin or massaged gently along the meridians of seduction, leaving touches of intense scent. Every woman’s body becomes a map of love with the irresistible magic of N°5. ALLURE HOMME – Sensual freshness. A fragrance that is simultaneously powerful and playful, long lasting and light. For the first time comes a fresh, brilliant, natural fragrance that is created from the most precious, powerful, masculine raw materials. www.chanel.com

Crawlies is a unique line of clothing specifically developed to safely encourage infants to crawl! Its non-slip pads provide the traction necessary for crawling success. Crawling strengthens a child’s body and brain, enhancing their physical and cognitive potential. Encourage your child to crawl with Crawlies…the benefits will last them a lifetime! www.crawlies.ca

Dermaglow, the Canadian-based but globally available skincare line, is known for its science-based skincare solutions that offer clinically proven results. Loved by beauty editors and celebrities such as Kate Winslet, Dermaglow offers innovative products to tackle a wide range of skincare concerns including aging, sensitive and problem skin. www.dermaglow.ca

Duchess For Baby is a gentle, all-natural collection of products designed to clean baby, ease diaper rash and maintain soft and supple skin. The collection includes talc-free Baby Powder that is rich with absorbent kaolin clay and lavender powder, as well as a Diaper Rash Salve (ideal for healing baby bottoms). For baby’s skin, there is an unscented nourishing Baby Soap made from buttermilk, and a vitamin E enriched Baby Oil that is gentle enough for newborns. This collection of care products is natural and safe for baby’s delicate skin. Duchess Beauty…Indulge Naturally. www.duchessbeauty.com

Danish footwear company, ECCO Shoes, is proud to provide JUNO Awards presenters and performers with a complete shoe makeover kit. Inside the ECCO toiletry bag, recipients will find a leather shoe cream, refresher spray, cleaning foam and shoe shine sponge. This all-in-one arsenal will have boots beaming and stilettos sparkling all the way down the red carpet! www.ecco.com

Your Key to Canada’s Best – Upon booking any room at The Fairmont Royal York, Juno Gift Bag recipients will be able to use their key to upgrade to a luxurious suite for the duration of their stay. Since 1929, The Fairmont Royal York has been the Toronto home of leaders in business, politics and entertainment. Just steps away from its famous doors in the heart of Canada’s largest metropolis is an exciting mix of activities and attractions that will leave visitors exhilarated. From the theatre, entertainment and financial districts, to shopping, sightseeing, and world-class sports facilities, The Fairmont Royal York hotel truly is at the centre of it all in Toronto. www.fairmont.com

glamjulz is a true Canadian success story! Founded in 2000, designer Monica Graves had a vision to create custom designs as an expression of a woman’s uniqueness and individuality. Using the highest quality of imported glass beads and semi-precious stones, glamjulz designs have been donned by women across the globe and become a favourite among Canadian talent, fashionistas and Hollywood celebrities. www.glamjulz.com

Canadian musicians receiving this year’s gift bag will appreciate Levy’s tooled guitar straps made from genuine carving leather. The physical properties of this material allow for the most detailed and exquisite tooling, as evidenced by the beautiful craftsmanship of the guitar strap that is fully padded and covered with supple garment leather. The Best Dressed Players Wear Levy’s! www.levysleathers.com

MAC Cosmetics goes glam at the JUNO Awards for the 7th consecutive year. A team of M•A•C Pro Makeup Artists with products in tow, will head to Calgary to offer complimentary celebrity on-call appointments and backstage support. In addition, M•A•C will provide exclusive gift boxes containing famous favourites including: Lipglass, Lipstick, Powder Blush, Eye Shadow, Bronzing Powder, Shimmer Powder, Cream Colour Base, Makeup Brushes, Lip Conditioner, Facial Scrub and Cleanser, Skincare Wipes, Eye Cream, Studio Moisture Fix and much more. www.maccosmetics.com

From a “crazy idea” to global success! Already a “must-have” in Hollywood, Canadian stars too can put on a pair of MBT’s stylish and functional shoes. Clinically proven to improve posture, tone abdominal, leg and buttock muscles and promote weight loss, the “Masai Barefoot Technology” creates a natural instability that stimulates and exercises the body’s muscle systems. MBTs are changing the way people walk, one shoe at a time. Gift bag recipients are invited to a personalized fitting and training session at any RON WHITE location. www.swissmasai.ca

Behind the energy for perfection surges the desire to attain it. In recognizing this connection, Mondetta has developed a line of clothing that fuses fashion and performance – the result is MPG, Mondetta Performance Gear. Richly detailed pieces with a technical edge, MPG clothing inspires freedom, elegance, and ultimately, an active lifestyle. www.mondetta.com

Moksha Yoga is a form of hot yoga that is ideal for the yoga beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner. Every Moksha Yoga class takes you through a series of strengthening and toning postures practiced in its calm, environmentally designed studios that help detoxify the body. This complimentary one-year membership has been made available especially for JUNO Awards presenters and performers! www.mokshayoga.ca

Nada Shepherd is the designer behind the NADA label. Proudly Canadian, Nada focuses on tactile fabrications and tailored silhouettes that accentuate the female body. Her designs create chic style statements for the woman who doesn’t just get dressed – she DRESSES. Nada creates head-turning women’s apparel and has stores across Canada and the U.S. www.nadadesigns.com

Inspired by quality, NUVO is a lifestyle magazine for the Canadian sophisticate. Page after page, NUVO brings readers exclusive photo shoots, electric fashion spreads, breathtaking travel destinations and notable personalities from music and film. NUVO breaks the mould of other Canadian lifestyle magazines by offering innovative content and striking images of the highest quality. www.nuvomagazine.com

Paperqueen stationery is all about getting personal. This fashion inspired line of deluxe stationery, created with stylish and fanciful illustrations, lets individuals express their flare and essence in a card. Vancouver’s own Annabel Clarke MacKay has created a unique Paperqueen brand that is personalized, fresh, über stylish and suits any occasion or celebration. www.thepaperqueen.com

The Pook Toque and matching Dukes are the world’s most versatile, stylish and desired winter fashion statements. Made with high-quality fleece and Canadian wool socks, the unique Pook Toque is fully reversible with over 200 interchangeable looks – there is a suitable style for any occasion. Truly Canadian styles with a truly Canadian flare…www.pooktoque.com

ECOHOLIC by Adria Vasil For the environment-conscious star, inside the Juno Gift Bag is a copy of Ecoholic – Canada’s best resource for practical tips and products to help do our part for the earth. Author Adria Vasil dishes the dirt on what not to buy and why, and shares great ideas for eco-friendly gifts, clothes, home supplies and more. 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen In this enormously important book, Stephanie Nolen puts a human face on the African AIDS pandemic. Through riveting personal stories of love, loss, courage and survival – one for each of the million people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa – she brings to life men, women and children involved in every aspect of the pandemic. www.randomhouse.ca

Saxon Chocolates is proud to be associated again with the JUNO Awards and pleased to offer this year’s gift bag recipients an assortment of Belgian chocolate barks (strawberry, maple, dark w/ oranges & cranberries, and enrobed lemon/orange zest). Beautifully packaged in a fresh Garden Party box and clutch bag, these one-of-a-kind treats have been specially chosen to celebrate the Canadian music industry. www.saxonchocolates.com

Effective, non-toxic, and most importantly, safe for the family, Shaklee’s exclusive line of Get Clean™ household cleaning products are designed to cover every domestic cleaning job. Get Clean™ products are concentrated, never been tested on animals and backed by a 100% money-back guarantee! www.shaklee.com

Strellson’s new slim tie is right on point for men’s spring ’08 fashion. Tone-on-tone fabrics, bold colours, metallic finishes, and asymmetric patterns shake-up both formal and casual chic styles. Founded in 1984 by the original owners of Hugo Boss, Uwe and Jochen Holy, Strellson is an established international lifestyle brand featuring innovative men’s fashion products and modern collections available in over 40 countries worldwide. www.strellson.com

JUNO Awards presenters and performers can experience all-natural products from Aveda with a $50.00 gift card at SwizzleSticks Salon Spa in Calgary. One of their energetic “Purefessionals” will help guests choose from a wide range of natural organic products for the skin, hair, makeup or use the card toward one of the luxurious spa and salon services offered at the SwizzleSticks. www.swizzlesticks.com

The Men’s PowerSpa was created for the active, city man who wants to look and feel his best. The concept is an urban spa facility that provides personal care services for face, body, hands and feet in the kind of comfortable, masculine environment that men are used to finding in their favourite men’s clothing store or sports bar. The Men’s PowerSpa is located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District at 14 Duncan Street. www.themenspowerspa.com

Vancouver and Whistler, BC, are hot spots for Canadian stars year-round and there is no better way to travel between these cosmopolitan destinations then onboard the Whistler Mountaineer train. This year’s JUNO Awards presenters and performers are invited to take an unforgettable return journey for two onboard the Whistler Mountaineer’s exclusive Glacier Dome. The spectacular train experience is valued at $619. Let the rhythm of the rails take you away in 2008! www.whistlermountaineer.com

The newest Tilley Hat delivers seasoned performance! This Canadian made hat folds into its own compact secret pocket. Featuring the maximum sun protective rating, the hat floats, ties on in wind, repels rain and won’t shrink. It is also insured against loss and theft and is guaranteed for life not to wear out. www.tilley.com

This year’s gift bag recipients are in for a treat! Timothy’s World Coffee has developed over 35 exciting K-Cup varieties of gourmet coffee and tea, pairing the best in technology with the best in coffee and tea yielding the perfect cup each and every time. No measuring, no grinding, no mess – and perfect for the busy lifestyles of celebrities and musicians. www.timothys.ca

For the Canadian Rockstar and Diva! JUNO Awards presenters and performers can get glammed up with an Urban Venus Chocolate Fondue Pedicure at Calgary’s Hip & Trendy Nail Bar. Also included in the Urban Venus exclusive gift bags are moisturizing Shea Butter Sticks for the skin, delicious lotions and decadent bath fizzers. www.urbanvenus.ca

Independent studio, Video Service Corp. (VSC), has a long history of promoting Canadian entertainment on DVD. Robson Arms Season 2 and the Felinity Core Sensuality Series are part of an eclectic catalogue of Canadian shows, movies and features that includes Corner Gas, Twitch City, Kenny vs. Spenny and Bruce McDonald’s Hard Core Logo. www.videoservicecorp.com