Rounding up a night of star-studded entertainment, the Canadian prime minister reminded viewers to show appreciation to those who are working on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus.
Trudeau said: “We’re going to get through this together by leaning on each other and protecting our frontline workers.”
Prior to the appearance, Trudeau shared a similar message of support social media.
“Our front line workers are going above and beyond to keep us safe, our shelves stocked, and our country moving”, he said.
“Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” featured a starry lineup of homegrown artists, activists, actors and athletes.
Conceived and produced in an unprecedented collaboration between Insight Productions, Bell Media Studios and CBC/Radio-Canada, the broadcast saw more than two dozen TV, radio and streaming platforms donate their airtime for the one-hour, commercial-free presentation.
The event was held in support of Food Banks Canada’s $150-million campaign to provide immediate support to food banks across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
”Frontline workers, across so many sectors, including food banking, have been drastically impacted by COVID-19,” said Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada. “They need our support and we are thankful for ‘Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble’ for helping our most vulnerable neighbours.”
Text COVID to 30333 to donate $5, $10 or $20 to Food Banks Canada.
“Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” is available to watch live on ETCanada.com.