RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is among more than four dozen big-name Canadians who have signed on for the historic broadcast "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble". Airing commercial-free Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. across all markets/7 p.m. NT and now on hundreds of platforms, Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope and inspiration in a national salute to frontline workers combatting COVID-19 during the 90-minute show.
The unprecedented event, in support of Food Banks Canada, has become the biggest multi-platform broadcast in Canadian history, with 15 broadcasting groups led by Bell Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, Corus Entertainment, Groupe V Média and Rogers Sports & Media presenting the star-studded show on hundreds of TV, radio, streaming, and on demand platforms (see broadcast details below).
With a mix of music, messages, and more, "Stronger Together, Tous Ensembles" features Canadian talent uniting to show everyone working on the front lines of this pandemic that we are all #StrongerTogether. Viewers and listeners are encouraged to follow @strongercanada to stay up to date before the broadcast.
The participants are:
Andre De Grasse
Cirque du Soleil
National Chief Perry Bellegarde
Walk off the Earth
"Schitt's Creek" cast
It was also announced today that "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble" will feature a star-studded, virtual ensemble performance of a timely and treasured classic, sung by more than two dozen of Canada's biggest international stars, homegrown favorites, and brightest newcomers. The exclusive rendition of the inspirational song, produced by Jon Levine (Céline Dion, Alessia Cara, Avril Lavigne),will be released immediately following the broadcast on streaming platforms everywhere. The initiative, led by artists Tyler Shaw and Fefe Dobson from ArtistsCAN, will see all proceeds support the Canadian Red Cross response to COVID-19 in Canada.
Conceived and produced in an unprecedented collaboration between Insight Productions, Bell Media Studios and CBC/Radio-Canada, "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble" is 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.
"Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble" will air on hundreds of platforms, including live, simultaneous French translation on ICI ARTV, SériesPlus, VRAK, V and Unis TV. Visit StrongerTogetherCanada.ca for broadcast and talent updates.