Various Canadian artists and actors checked in from house for the Stronger Collectively particular in assist of Meals Banks Canada’s efforts through the coronavirus pandemic.
Celine Dion, Justin Bieber and Drake had been among the many stars to seem on the 90-minute program — airing on tv and radio, and streaming on-line Sunday evening (April 26) — that inspired viewers to donate to the charitable group.
Dion highlighted healthcare professionals, first responders and different important service suppliers: “We can not thank all of you sufficient,” she stated. “We salute your bravery.”
Bieber appeared later within the night, alongside spouse Hailey.
“Simply needed to allow you to guys know we’re right here in Canada with you guys,” he stated. “We’re enduring this as a rustic collectively. We’re sending our love and prayers.”
He later was a part of an ensemble tackle “Lean on Me” with Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne and several other different Canadian singers.
Quick at-home performances all through the particular additionally included Bublé with the Barenaked Girls, Shania Twain, Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan and extra.
Closing out Stronger Collectively was Drake, who didn’t carry out however who did supply a considerate message.
“I need to begin off by saying hats off to all of the artists who carried out, showcased their skills tonight for a great trigger,” Drake stated.
“I need to ship all my love, all my gratitude, all my assist out to the frontline staff,” the “”Toosie Slide” star added, revealing that he “truly ended up within the hospital the opposite day as a consequence of a foot damage.”
He counseled the morale and excessive spirits of the healthcare staff he encountered, saying it was “unbelievable to see individuals who have to go away their households day-after-day and go to work amidst this disaster, as harmful as that is” being “the glue holding us collectively.”
Drake went on to supply some motivational phrases “to the people who find themselves at house proper now, abiding by the principles, self-isolating, who really feel unaffected or not but affected by the state of affairs instantly. I do know it could actually nonetheless weigh in your psychological well being. I need to urge everyone that is in their very own house to seek out the silver lining within the occasions we’re dwelling via proper now.”
The rapper prompt engaged on one’s craft from house, or utilizing this time to “higher your self mentally, bodily” or to “nurture your private relationships, your private connections.”
“Now could be a time for self-reflection,” Drake stated. “I hope all of us emerge higher folks, a extra unified folks.”