Thursday, January 21, 2010

Canada For Haiti

Sandra Oh will participate in a benefit for Haiti tomorrow, January 22, which will be broadcast on CBC, CTV and Global Television at 7 p.m.. For more details about the benefit, please read below:

TORONTO — Some of Canada's biggest stars including Celine Dion, James Cameron, Michael J. Fox and the Tragically Hip will be taking part in a multi-network benefit for Haiti Friday night.

CBC, CTV and Global Television will broadcast "Canada for Haiti" at 7 p.m. ET and PT.

Film stars who have signed on include Jason Reitman, Ryan Reynolds, William Shatner, Rachelle Lefevre, Joshua Jackson, Pamela Anderson, Eugene Levy, Norman Jewison, Tom Jackson, Will Arnett and Sandra Oh.

TV personalities Brent Butt, Hugh Dillon, Mike Holmes, Rick Mercer and Alex Trebek will appear.

Musicians Justin Bieber, Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan, K'naan, Barenaked Ladies, Simple Plan, David Foster, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida and Measha Brueggergosman are on board.

Humanitarian Craig Kielburger and star athletes Wayne Gretzky and Steve Nash will participate, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean will have special messages for Canadians.

The commercial-free show will be hosted by Cheryl Hickey, Ben Mulroney and George Stroumboulopoulos.

Donations collected during the broadcast will go to a number of non-profit organizations including the Canadian Red Cross Society, Care Canada, Free the Children, Oxfam Canada and UNICEF Canada.

Immediately following the show, the U.S. benefit "Hope for Haiti Now" will air on the same networks and on MTV, MuchMusic and National Geographic Channel.

The two-hour special will be hosted by George Clooney and include performances from the likes of Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay and Taylor Swift.

Keith Urban, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow plan to perform a song together, as will Bono, the Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna.

If you live in Canada and make a donation to UNICEF today, the Canadian International Development Agency will double your donation. Click here for more information

1 comment :

laidtorest said...

E1 Music will be donating their YouTube royalty share to Red Cross for Andy Kim's Love Is video tribute As the writer/singer of "Sugar, Sugar," "Baby, I Love You" and "How'd We Ever Get This Way". In 2009, Kim's music has again come into the public eye, as his single "Rock Me Gently" was sped up slightly and used by Jeep for their Jeep Liberty commercial ("Pouring In").
In 2010, Kim will release Happen Again, his first album in over 20 years, with the first single, Happen Again going to radio in January through E1 Music.

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