Celebrating Canada 150, WE DAY CANADA Premieres July 8 on CTV and MUCH
— July 6, 2017
– One-hour special hosted by P.K. Subban features performances by Barenaked Ladies, Hedley, Lilly Singh with Humble the Poet, and Nelly Furtado –
– Speakers include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and WE co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger –
– Special appearance by Gord Downie, with Pearl and Daisy Wenjack –
TORONTO (July 6, 2017) – CTV and Much have teamed up with WE to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Canadian youth with WE DAY CANADA, premiering Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, CTV GO, and Much. Hosted by Canadian NHL player and philanthropist P.K. Subban, the one-hour special highlights the most inspiring moments from the WE Day event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa over Canada Day weekend. A-list performers and speakers appear in the broadcast to celebrate Canada’s young change makers and their ability to build a stronger, more compassionate Canada over the next 150 years.
The special features performances by the JUNO Award-winning Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies; multi-platinum recording group and WE Ambassadors Hedley; entertainer Lilly Singh featuring Humble the Poet; and singer-songwriter and WE ambassador Nelly Furtado. WE co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger are joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to address the thousands gathered on Parliament Hill. Gord Downie also makes an appearance with Pearl and Daisy Wenjack for a surprise performance of Downie’s song “Stranger,” written about Pearl and Daisy’s brother Chanie Wenjack.
The broadcast also features appearances by Serena Ryder, Jacob Tremblay, Penny Oleksiak, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, and Shania Twain, as well as uplifting messages from Canadian community change makers from across the country including Hani Al Moulia, Talitha Tolles, National Chief Perry Bellegarde, and more.
Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. WE DAY CANADA is available on CTV GO following the broadcast. An encore broadcast airs Monday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on Much.
About WE Day: WE Day is part of WE—an organization that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. A unique family of organizations, WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering change with resources that create sustainable impact, and ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences that allow people to do good through their everyday choices. The celebration of that change happens at WE Day—inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world. You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day—young people earn their entry by taking action on one local and one global cause. WE Day unites world renowned speakers, presenters and award-winning performers with thousands of young people and families to celebrate and inspire another year of incredible change. This year alone more than 200,000 young people will come together in 17 stadium gatherings across Canada, the U.S. and U.K. to take part in this unprecedented educational initiative.
A movement of 3.4 million young people supporting 2,500+ local and global causes, we’ve provided more than 1 million people with clean water and built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, giving more than 200,000 children access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Join the WE movement today at www.we.org.
About Insight Productions
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer. Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted. The Amazing Race Canada, The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration; The JUNO Awards 2016 and How To Change The World collectively took home 14 Canadian Screen Awards in 2017. Smash hit and Top 20 series Big Brother Canada delivered huge audiences, and was one of the highest engaged Canadian TV programs on social. Past productions include Intervention Canada, Project Runway Canada, Battle of the Blades, Ready Or Not, Falcon Beach, The Truth About Alex, and Canadian Idol. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. In 2015, Insight received the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s inaugural Icon Award in recognition of its 35th anniversary.
About Much Much is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering trendworthy, topical programming, and exclusive live events. From the IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including Much.com, on Twitter (with more than a million followers), and Facebook (with more than 1.2 million likes), Much continues to deliver unique and clever programming to its audience. Much supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in more than 8.2 million homes across Canada via satellite, IPTV, and cable, as well as more than 1 million mobile devices. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.