Some of Canada’s big names joined forces on 26th April, Sunday to support the front-line workers and Food Banks Canada’s efforts during these trying times.
A list of Canadian actors, musicians, athletes, and activists appeared from their respective locations on the 90-minute, commercial-free program, ‘Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble’ that encouraged people to donate to Food Banks Canada and help them provide immediate support to food banks across the nation during these tough times.
The stars spread nothing but positivity and prayed for the well-being of people worldwide suffering from the virus in one way or the other. Singer Celine Dion expressed gratitude to the healthcare and other front-line workers, saying, “We cannot thank all of you enough. We salute your bravery.”
Comedy stars Ryan Reynolds, and Mike Myers provided moments of levity. Reynolds joked, “It’s Sunday night and today marks the 10-year anniversary of the quarantine we’ve been on for the last six weeks.”
“I’m wearing a Mountie hat not only because I’m proud of Canada, but because I have a quarantine haircut that looks like it was done with a knife and fork,” said Myers.
Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne, along with several other Canadian singers, paid homage to late Bill Withers by collaborating on a rendition of his track, ‘Lean on Me’.
Closing out ‘Stronger Together’, Toronto-based rapper, Drake shared a very heartfelt and encouraging message for those combating the pandemic.
“I actually ended up in a hospital the other day due to a foot injury, and just to see the morale, the smiles, the high spirits on everyone’s face that I got to encounter in that situation despite everything going on,” he shared.
“It’s just incredible to see people who have to leave their families every day and go to work amidst this crisis, as dangerous as this is, just really the glue holding us all together. So thank you, thank you very much for that,” he added.
“Now is a time for self-reflection,” Drake said. “I hope we all emerge better people, a more unified people.”
Source: Billboard, CTV News
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