This Sunday, there’s a big Canadian benefit to support foodbanks during COVID-19 (UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE PERFORMERS)

[Updated with more performers at 8 am April 23.]

A lot of people in this country are suffering greatly because of the coronavirus crisis, many of whom are the most vulnerable Canadians. They need help.

This coming Sunday, major and secondary Canadian broadcasters are going to stage a one-hour commercial-free multi-platform (120 of them!!) event (TV, radio, online) Sunday night at 6:30 pm ET (notice the time change from 7 pm ET) to help with the supply chains that keep the country’s foodbanks stocked. The goal is to raise $150 million.

To donate, text COVID to 30333 to donate $5, $10, $20 or more. If you want to donated out online, go here.

Confirmed to appear so far are:

  • Alessia Cara
  • Arkells
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Bianca Andreescu
  • Bryan Adams
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Burton Cummings
  • Catherine O’Hara & Annie Murphy
  • Celine Dion
  • Charlotte Cardin
  • Chris Hadfield
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Connor McDavid
  • Dallas Green
  • Dan & Eugene Levy
  • David Foster
  • David Suzuki
  • Eric McCormack
  • Geddy Lee
  • Hayley Wickenheiser
  • Howie Mandel
  • Jann Arden
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Marie-Mai
  • Michael Buble
  • Mike Myers
  • Morgan Rielly
  • Penny Oleksiak
  • Rick Hansen
  • Rick Mercer
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Russell Peters
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Serge Ibaka
  • Shania Twain
  • Sofia Reyes
  • Tessa Virtue
  • Will Arnett
  • William Prince

44 TV Platforms:
ABC Spark, ATN HD, ATN LIFE, ATN PUNJABI PLUS, ATN PM ONE, ATN TAMIL (JAYA TV), ATN GUJARATI, ATN BANGLA, ATN CRICKET PLUS, ATN FOOD FOOD, APTN, A.Side, BBC Earth, CBC, CBN, Citytv, Cottage Life, CP24, CTV, CTV2, FX, Family Channel, Global, HIFI, Hollywood Suite 2000s, ICI ARTV, Love Nature, MUCH, MTV, National Geographic, Makeful, NTV, OMNI Television, OUTtv, SériesPlus, Slice, Smithsonian Channel Canada, Stingray Hits, Stingray Retro, Super Channel Fuse, TSN, Unis TV, V, VRAK

12 Streaming Platforms:, CBC Gem, CBC Listen app,, CTV app,,, Global TV app,,,, iHeartRadio Canada app

53 Radio Platforms:

CBC Music, CBC Radio One, EZ Rock, Sirius XM Channel 169, Virgin Radio as well as additional stations from Arctic Radio, Bell Media, Blackburn, First Peoples Radio, Harvard, Pattison, Rawlco, Stingray, and Vista radio networks

11 On Demand Platforms:
CBC Gem, Crave,, CTV app, Global TV app,, ICI TOU.TV,, iHeartRadio Canada app, Stingray Qello, Super Channel On Demand

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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