Message from the President

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Message from the President

Dear members:

I want to congratulate the CMAO’s Kira Isabella and The Stellas for taking home Female Artist and Group or Duo of the Year at the CCMAs, respectively. Early this year, the CMAO membership awarded Kira and The Stellas with the same awards; our membership got it right.

In addition, I would like to congratulate the CCMA on another successful country music week. The CCMA continues to be a rock solid organization by being the core foundation for the country music community in Canada. Also, the CCMA has shown phenomenal leadership by establishing a collaborative environment with and for all the provincial country music associations.

The CMAO is kicking off its Open Mic series CMAO DemoRama Live, which takes place on September 21, 2013. The series is designed to help artists get an opportunity to perform in front of a live audience and to get feedback from industry experts, which will assist artists in their development. Our intention is to take this program throughout the province. Go to for details.

Our facebook page and twitter account are both nearing 1,000 followers; thanks for all the support. Please help us reach these significant milestones. Spread the word or follow us if you haven’t done so already. Like us on facebook or follow us on twitter.

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear them. Please send me an email at

Thanks and regards,
Sam Arraj, CPA, CA