Celine Dion and Justin Bieber are among a star-studded lineup of Canadian celebrities coming together in support of Haiti relief efforts. Signing on for ‘Canada For Haiti,’ a one hour, commericial free special produced collaboratively between CBC Television, CTV and Global Television, Dion and Bieber will be joined by Nelly Furtado, David Foster, Sara McLachlan, K’naan, Eugene Levy and more at CBC headquarters in Toronto Friday. Hosted by Cheryl Hickey, Ben Mulroney and George Stroumboulopoulos, funds raised from ‘Canada For Haiti’ will go towards a coalition of Canadian NGOs, including Canadian Red Cross Society, Care Canada, Free the Children, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, Plan Canada, Save the Children Canada, UNICEF Canada and World Vision Canada. Also featuring Barenaked Ladies, Simple Plan, 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, joined by television stars Brent Butt, Hugh Dillon, Mike Holmes, Rick Mercer and Alex Trebek and humanitarian Craig Kielburger, “Canada For Haiti’ will air live Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. AT/MT, 8:30 p.m. NT, 9 p.m. CT on CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, MTV, MuchMusic, and National Geographic Channel. MVPs Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky will be participating, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor-General Michaelle Jean will also have special messages for Canadians. 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) CBC Television, CTV, Global Television, MTV, MuchMusic, and National Geographic Channel will also simulcast HOPE FOR HAITI NOW, a special live, commercial-free earthquake relief telethon at 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT/AT, 9:30 p.m. NT. The specials will also simulcast on Canadian Forces Radio and Television reaching Canadian Forces abroad. 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 and will carry a live stream of HOPE FOR HAITI NOW.
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