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All for the canadian tsunami concert!

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26th December, 2005… This was the day when the deadly Tsunami had hit South-East coast of Asia and had ravaged many victims to death. Many people were trapped when the earthquake had struck before Tsunami.

There was no time to send a warning for the deadly Tsunami that was to strike the coast following a massive and large Richter scaled earthquake that had struck Indonesia.

Post Tsunami many countries had stood up and joined in providing relief efforts to the victims and setting up camps for the affected people who had lost their homes and kin.

One such country was Canada wherein a day was observed as the national mourning day for the Tsunami victims and Canadian individuals, celebrities and stars had joined in to make history by making unprecedented contributions.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) together with the stars had arranged for a concert ‘Canada for Asia’ to raise charity for tsunami victims. This concert was telecasted live and the citizens were required to call a toll-free number or pay online in order to make their contribution. This way Canada was able to accumulate a huge sum.

The Canadian stars who had performed in the concert were Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, Molly Johnson, Tom Cochrane, Bruce Cockburn, Oscar Peterson, Barenaked Ladies and Rush. The famous Canadian author Margaret Atwood and sports commentator Don Cherry had also participated in the concert.

Also, to widen the scope to reach the whole of Canada, the CBC (public broadcaster) had requested the private broadcasters to air the show. Also, Canadian TV and Radio Channels had also raised their sum so as to contribute for the relief efforts and, hence, CHUM group’s (private broadcaster) 65 Radio and TV stations raised $ 3.6 million from listeners through donations.

The collected sum was then required to be sent to World Vision Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, UNCIEF, Oxfam Canada, Care Canada, Save the Children Canada, Development and Peace and Oxfam Quebac.

These organizations had been involved in the relief efforts and rescue operations in South-East Asian coast of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

By FW Editor

Tags: musician, concert, 2005

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 19 April '10

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