The Bata Shoe Museum was very excited to open our latest exhibition, "JUNO Sole" in partnership with CARAS - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences- on November 10th, 2010. The night before the Museum and CARAS held a special evening opening, hosted by JUNO Award winner Jully Black, who's spirit and enthusiasm lent as much to the night as her sparkly gold Manolo's added to the exhibition!
On the afternoon of November 9th, Museum staff put the final touches on the new gallery while event and JUNO staff members began the task of transforming the Museum into a venue which would host an evening full of shoes, music, fashion and wine.
At 6pm, the red carpet was filled with photographers who snapped pics of celebrities and guests arriving in anticipation of being the first to see this exciting new gallery. One of the many highlights of the red carpet was the arrival of Jully Black.
Jully not only entertained the crowd, but also gave a wonderful introduction to both Sonja Bata and CARAS president and CEO Melanie Berry, both of whom spoke about the what the opening of this exhibition means to the Museum and the JUNO Awards. After the speeches, guests, including Canadian musicians Hawksley Workman, Sarah Slean and Fred Penner enjoyed listening the sounds of the in-house dj, reading what others were saying about the party on the "Twitter wall" and of course,the cutting of the ribbon to offically open this new exhibition which we hope will delight visitors until the gallery closes until November 30th, 2011!
For more video clips of "JUNO Sole" opening night celebration, please visit the
Bata Shoe Museum's YouTube channel