2009 NXNE Opening Ceremonies

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The 15th annual North by Northeast music and film festival commenced with the ceremonial "strumming of the guitar" by event mascot "Sketchy." Minister of Tourism Monique Smith helped kick off the opening ceremonies at Toronto's Yonge Dundas Square June 18, presenting "Sketchy" with the guitar.

Pictured with Minister Smith are (from left) Andy McLean, Managing Director of North by Northeast, Matt Wells, Much Music VJ and MC for the opening event, and "Sketchy" the official mascot of NXNE.

The event was broadcast on CP24. Did anyone record it?