By the year 2000, awards were being given in Canada throughout a range of musical genres (classical, country, folk, pop and rock) to recognize excellence in individual or group performance, as well as excellence in a variety of presentation media (film, radio, recording, TV and video).
Montreal, Quebec is a city located on the island of the same name at the junction of the St Lawrence and Ottawa rivers in the province of Québec. The island is one of a cluster that also includes Ile Jésus (which became part of the city of Laval in 1965) and the islands of Bizard and Perrot.
Ars Organi. Society founded in Montreal in 1960 by a group of young organists to 'contribute to a renewal of interest in the organ in Montreal by presenting recitals in which the programs, the choice of instrument and the style of performance bear witness to the highest traditions of organ music'.