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.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Jenny Banai (2nd win) (Langley/Abby) Kristin Witko (5th win) (Abbotsford)
Folk Gospel (First year category)
West My Friend (2nd straight Folk win) Chelsea Amber (Abbotsford)
Hip Hop Jazz
Saint Soldier (2nd Hip Hop win) (Cultus) Lovarra (White Rock)
Pop RNB (First year category)
Rebecca Sichon (Mission) Jada Klein (2nd win)
Rock/Punk/Metal Roots Category
The Sylvia Platters (Surrey) Roads Unknown (Mission)
Excellence by a Female Artist Excellence by an Indigenous Artist
Glisha (Surrey) Boslen (Chilliwack)
Excellence by a BIMPOC Artist Excellence by a Youth Artist
Shamir Virgo (Aldergrove) Ashley Pater (Maple Ridge)
Excellence by a Queer Artist
Summer Crush (Abbotsford)
The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are live on CIVL 101.7 FM Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm, with a warm-up program of CIVL sponsored performance and music video content starting at 6:30 pm. This year’s show show features off-the-floor studio performances from nominees Dance Alfred, Glisha, Vince Black, Chelsea Amber, Evereal, and Rebecca Sichon, as well as our keynote speaker Sook-Yin Lee!
We’ll also be making it available on demand if you miss the live broadcast and video stream.
Abbotsford – CIVL-FM is now accepting submissions until October 19th for the 5th annual Fraser Valley Music Awards at the brand new website launched just today!
While CIVL has been working over the past year with our sister-station CJRU 1280 AM at Ryerson University in Toronto to rebuild both of our websites by early 2021, this new FVMA platform is the first step towards a revitalized CIVL.ca, and a sneak peak of what new CIVL and CJRU websites may resemble somewhat in the future.
Though the FVMA platform functionality will be limited as we begin this 5th season of Fraser Valley Music Awards, as nominees are announced, and adjudication starts to take place, this website will begin to develop into what CIVL hopes to eventually be a comprehensive archive of local artists.
When fvma.civl.ca is complete, visitors will be able to browse through the different years, categories and nominees of the awards throughout the years, and each artist will have their own dedicated page that presents biographical data, media content, and other means for fans to connect with their work. In the meantime, the functionality of this site will allow artists to apply online in a more streamlined and aesthetically pleasing environment, as well as easier and clearer access to rules and regulations, guidelines, and other details essential to the submission process. Finally, this will be the first year where FVMA judges will log in and complete their adjudications completely through this platform.
In addition to the bestowed awards that CIVL and the adjudicators have presented at past Fraser Valley Music Awards, such as recognizing excellence by women identifying, queer and Indigenous artists, and working in solidarity with our local partners like Black Connections, this year a new category for recognizing excellence by BIMPOC (Bi-racial, Indigenous, mixed-racial, and people of colour) artists will be bestowed to an eligible nominee.