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Schitt’s Creek Cast Joins COVID-19 Benefit Concert

Along with Justin Bieber, Ryan Reynolds, Serge Ibaka, Avril Lavigne, Robbie Robertson and more of Canada's biggest names.

Update:
The entire cast of Schitt’s Creek is joining ‘Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble,’ the benefit concert airing this Sunday in support of frontline workers, and to raise money for Food Banks Canada. This includes Dan and Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Dustin Milligan, Emily Hampshire, Jenn Robertson, John Hemphill, Karen Robinson, Noah Reid, Rizwan Manji and Sarah Levy. In the week before the series finale of their show on April 7, the cast hosted daily Instagram Lives to raise money for the same cause, ultimately collecting funds of over $150,000 to be split between Food Banks Canada and Feeding America.

Other big names that have since confirmed participation in the event—which will be broadcast across two dozen TV, radio and streaming platforms—include Justin Bieber, Ryan Reynolds, Charlotte Cardin, Serge Ibaka, Avril Lavigne, Andre de Grasse, Measha Brueggergosman, Pascal Siakam and Robbie Robertson.

Original (4/20/20):
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 90-minute special 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 6.30pm ET/7pm 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.