Stars Shine for Canada
(April 20, 2020 – Toronto, ON) They are some of the biggest names in Canadian entertainment. Michael Bublé, Céline Dion and Bryan Adams pictured above, along with Shania Twain, Sarah McLachlan, Howie Mandel, Jann Arden, Rick Mercer, Alessia Cara, Russell Peters, Connor McDavid and many more. They will come together when Bell Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, Corus Entertainment, Groupe V Média, and Rogers Sports & Media present Stronger Together / Tout Ensemble in support of the frontline workers fighting the battle against COVID-19 across Canada. This multi-platform, all-Canadian special will air on English and French services on Sunday, April 26 at 7 p.m. across all markets/7:30 p.m. NT.
Conceived and produced in an unprecedented collaboration between Insight Productions, Bell Media Studios, and CBC/Radio-Canada, the broadcast will see more than two dozen TV, radio, and streaming platforms donate their air-time for the one-hour, commercial-free broadcast, presented in part through the support of MADE | NOUS, the national, consumer-focused, industry-wide movement recognizing and celebrating creative Canadian talent.
Canadians who are able are invited to donate to Food Banks Canada in association with the broadcast to support local food banks from coast-to-coast-to-coast as they face the drastic impacts of COVID-19.
“Frontline workers, across so many sectors including food banking, have been drastically impacted by COVID-19,” said Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada. “They need our support and we are thankful for Stronger Together / Tout Ensemble for helping our most vulnerable neighbours.”
Viewer or anyone can donate through sending an SMS message by Texting the word COVID to 30333 to donate $5, $10 or $20. Online, go to FoodBanksCanada.ca/StrongerTogether.
Featuring a mix of music, messages, and more, Stronger Together / Tout Ensemble presents iconic Canadians sharing their stories of hope and inspiration in a national salute to frontline workers combatting COVID-19. Canadian talent are uniting to show everyone working on the front lines of this pandemic that we are all #strongertogether.
With additional details to be confirmed later this week, talent performing and appearing to date include Alessia Cara, Arkells, Barenaked Ladies, Bianca Andreescu, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Céline Dion, Chris Hadfield, Connor McDavid, David Suzuki, Eric McCormack, Hayley Wickenheiser, Howie Mandel, Jann Arden, Jason Priestley, Margaret Atwood, Marie-Mai, Michael Bublé, Penny Oleksiak, Rick Hansen, Rick Mercer, Russell Peters, Sarah McLachlan, Shania Twain, Sofia Reyes, Tessa Virtue, Will Arnett, William Prince, and more.
Networks participating include:
TV: CTV, CTV2, CTV Life Channel, TSN, CP24, MUCH, MTV, VRAK
Streaming: CTV.ca and CTV app; iHeartRadio.ca and iHeartRadio Canada app
Radio: Virgin Radio
On Demand: Crave; CTV.ca and CTV app; iHeartRadio.ca and iHeartRadio Canada app
TV: CBC-TV, ICI ARTV
Streaming: CBC Gem, CBC.ca
Radio: CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen app, Sirius XM Channel 169
On Demand: CBC Gem, ICI TOU.TV
TV: Global, Slice, National Geographic, ABC Spark, and SériesPlus
Streaming: Global TV app, globaltv.com, globalnews.ca, and etcanada.com
On Demand: Global TV app and globaltv.com
Rogers Sports & Media:
TV: Citytv, FX, OMNI Television
Groupe V Média
Source: Bell Media