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Gemini Awards 2006 in Vancouver at the River Rock Casino

Nov 4, 2006

By Catherine Barr


The 21st Annual Gemini Awards, which honour the best in Canadian television, was held last weekend here in Vancouver. This is the first time in its history that the awards have been held here. Celebrities, rock stars, directors and sports personalities alike partied together all weekend long. Then, on Saturday night, it was time to walk the red carpet at the River Rock Casino Resort as the awards gala was broadcast live and the coveted statues were handed out to the winners.

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Rockstar Supernova winner and lead singer Lukas Rossi joined band mate / guitarist Gilby Clarke for his first ever Canadian performance at the gala.
Battlestar Galactica's battling babe and Canada's Next Top Model host Tricia Helfer was easily one of the most popular faces on the red carpet.
ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey not only worked the red carpet interviewing stars, but was a Gemini presenter herself.
Canadian fashion leader Vladimir Markovich,
Founder and Creative Director of BC Fashion Week and stylist to the Gemini Awards, helped actors Wendy Crewson (left), Gemini winner for "The Man Who Lost Himself" and Evangeline Lilly, star of "Lost", dress to the nines.
Husky housebuilder Mike Holmes, of "Holmes on Homes" fame congratulated fellow Gemini nominee Marilyn Denis of "Cityline" who took home the Gemini for the Viewers' Choice Award.
The praise just keeps coming for "Corner Gas" stars and newlyweds Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson who celebrated at the after reception for winning the "Best Comedy Program or Series" Gemini.
"Stargate SG-1" actor Amanda Tapping, seen here with husband Alan Kovacs, was spectacular as the evening's pre-broadcast award show host.



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