Both of Canada's major television broadcasters are joining forces with the country's musicians and doing their part for the victims of last month's tsunami. As previously announced on Soul Shine, CTV will be televising a live concert at Vancouver's GM Place on January 29th (and they're even making it commercial free). Featured in the two-hour line-up are the likes of Avril Lavigne, and Sarah McLachlan; tune in to CTV at 10pm EST to catch the fundraiser.
CBC, another of Canada's media giants, are also hosting a benefit concert, but on the opposite side of the country. Held in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, 'Canada For Asia' will hit television screens tomorrow (January 13th) from 7-10pm EST. Not only will the event feature musicians, but comics, actors, authors, and since we're Canadian, hockey players, will also lend their support to the tsunami relief effort.
Quite a line-up has been amassed for 'Canada For Asia' including musical acts: The Tragically Hip, Celine Dion, Rush, Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, Tom Cochrane, Sloan, Keshia Chante, Barenaked Ladies, Sam Roberts, Doc Walker, Shaye, David Usher, and Bruce Cockburn. Actors and comedians include: The Trailer Park Boys, Mike Myers, Erik McCormack, and Alex Trebek. Hitting up the sports side is: Wayne Gretzky, WWE Superstars Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho, and for all intents and purposes, Dr. David Suzuki.
No Canadian has an excuse to miss out on the action, as 'Canada For Asia' is also being broadcast to our Canadian troops in Kabul, Golan Heights, and the Sanai. For a full line-up and to donate to the cause, go to www.cbc.ca. Tickets for the CTV's Vancouver concert are available through Ticketmaster.ca.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt