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Canada For Haiti benefit airs tonight

January 22nd, 2010

Ben Mulroney, Cheryl Hickey and George Stroumboulopoulos

Canadian celebrities are showing their support and lending their time to help raise money for the relief efforts in Haiti. CANADA FOR HAITI will be broadcasted live at 7 pm ET from the CBC headquarters in Toronto and hosted by Cheryl Hickey, Ben Mulroney and George Stroumboulopoulos.

The benefit will include live performances from The Tragically Hip and K’naan, and features musical superstars Justin Bieber, Céline Dion, Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Simple Plan, David Foster, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida and Measha Brueggergosman. Hollywood heavy hitters James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds, William Shatner, Rachelle Lefevre, Joshua Jackson, Pamela Anderson, Jason Reitman, Eugene Levy, Norman Jewison, Tom Jackson, Will Arnett and Sandra Oh have signed on, joined by television stars Brent Butt, Hugh Dillon, Mike Holmes, Rick Mercer and Alex Trebek and humanitarian Craig Kielburger. MVPs Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky will be participating, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor-General Michaëlle Jean will also have special messages for Canadians. Rachel McAdams and Nelly Furtado will also make appearances, according to a more recent announcement.

Canadians can show their support by donating:
• Online at CanadaForHaiti.com
• Toll-free at 1-877-51-HAITI (42484)
• Text AID to 45678 (carrier charges may apply)

The live, commercial-free earthquake relief telethon will be shown on CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, MTV, MuchMusic, and the National Geographic Channel.

Canadians can also tune in on the radio and on the web. CBC Radio 2 will broadcast CANADA FOR HAITI and HOPE FOR HAITI NOW starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT/CT, 8 p.m. MT/AT, 8:30 NT, hosted by Garvia Bailey. Go to CBC.ca/frequency for local station information. CBC.ca, CTV.ca, GlobalTV.com and MuchMusic.com will stream a live video feed of CANADA FOR HAITI online. CBC.ca, CTV.ca, GlobalTV.com and MTV.ca will carry a live stream of HOPE FOR HAITI NOW.

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