Canada’s Biggest Names are Uniting for a COVID-19 Benefit Concert

April 20, 2020 at 06:30PM

Céline Dion. Alessia Cara. Shania Twain. Bryan Adams. Buffy Sainte-Marie. Sarah McLachlan. Michael Bublé. Some of the biggest names in Canadian music are coming together this Sunday for a special event, titled ‘Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble,’ to raise money for Food Banks Canada and to celebrate Canadian frontline staff across various industries working in the fight against the coronavirus.


In addition to musical performers, ‘Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble’ will also feature Canadian actors, athletes, activists and other celebrities. So far, confirmed names include comedic icons Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, tennis champion Bianca Andreescu, astronaut Chris Hadfield, ice hockey player Connor McDavid, author Margaret Atwood, swimmer Penny Oleksiak, comedian Russell Peters, musician Jessie Reyez, figure skater Tessa Virtue and actors Stephan James, Eric McCormack and Will Arnett.

The one-hour event will be broadcast across two dozen TV, radio and streaming platforms on Bell Media, CBC/Radio Canada, Corus, Rogers Media and Group V on Sunday, April 26, at 7pm ET/7.30pm NT.

“Front-line workers, across so many sectors, including food banking, have been drastically impacted by COVID-19,” said Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada, in a statement. “They need our support and we are thankful for Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble for helping our most vulnerable neighbours.”

A similar charity event took place this past weekend, organized by the World Health Organization and Global Citizen. One World: Together at Home featured performances by Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, John Legend, Celine Dion and others, as well as appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Bill and Melinda Gates and more.

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