Published Apr 20, 2020Canadian media giants have banded together for a new one-night-only, star-studded event called Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble in support of coronavirus relief.
The one-hour special will feature appearances by Céline Dion, Shania Twain, Alessia Cara, Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Barenaked Ladies, Arkells, Sofia Reyes and William Prince.
In addition to its musical guests, Stronger Together will also see appearances from Canadian public figures and athletes such as Chris Hadfield, David Suzuki, Rick Mercer, Margaret Atwood, Russell Peters, Will Arnett, Rick Hansen, Hayley Wickenheiser, Connor McDavid, Bianca Andreescu and Penny Oleksiak.
The event is being held in support of Food Banks Canada's $150 million campaign to "help ensure that food banks can continue their critical work" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Front-line workers, across so many sectors, including food banking, have been drastically impacted by COVID-19," Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada, said in a statement. "They need our support and we are thankful for Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble for helping our most vulnerable neighbours."
The special will air commercial-free this Sunday (April 26) at 7 p.m. ET across two-dozen platforms, including Corus Entertainment, Bell Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, Groupe V Media and Rogers Sports & Media channels and affiliated apps/radio stations.