Abbotsford – Submissions for the 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards will be open to local musicians as of Friday, October 9th, and to celebrate its
Chilliwack’s Mauvey Win’s Big at 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards!
Abbotsford – 16 new Fraser Valley Music Awards winners were crowned last night in a live FM and internet video stream broadcast that can be viewed now on-demand through youtube.
11 first time winners each took home a single category, while both Abbotsford’s Jada Klein (RnB) and Aldergrove’s Shamir Virgo (BIMPOC) won a single category themselves, as well as both being runners up in the #DakotaLeslieMemorialFanVote, earning $670 and $1,750 respectively, in addition to the $350 from their individual category wins, thanks to hundreds of fans voting to support them each. The big winner of the night, though, was Chilliwack’s Mauvey, who closed the show by joining the broadcast via phone link around 5 am local time in London, England, where he’s been for the most recent leg of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mauvey won $2,500 with the most of the approximate 4,500 fan votes cast.
2020 FVMA Event Information and Prizes
About the 2020 FVMAs
The awards, now in their fifth year, are an initiative of CIVL Radio, the University of the Fraser Valley’s campus and community radio station, and were first hosted in July 2016 after a year-long grant project funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada.
As an extension of the station’s commitment to the region’s musicians, and that group’s livelihood having been particularly devastated by the effects of COVID-19, the station will be putting up $10,170 in prizing to be split between this years’ winners.
The following prizes are to be awarded at the November 19th Gala, however more will be announced in the coming weeks:
- 15 category winners will receive $350 for being the highest adjudicated applicant in each genre
- 3 artists who receive the top 3 fan vote totals, will receive the Dakota Leslie Memorial Prizes mentioned above!