All the highlights from 'Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble,' from Michael Bublé to Ryan Reynolds

By Heather Cichowski

On April 26, many of Canada's biggest and brightest stars came together for "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble," to show their support for front line workers bravely battling during the coronavirus pandemic and to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief for Food Bank Canada.

The history-making event brought together Canadian icons including Céline Dion, Shania Twain and Anne Murray. We were also treated to a Schitt's Creek cast reunion as well as appearances from Ryan Reynolds, Drake, Alessia Cara, Justin Bieber and so many more. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke during the broadcast special.

Scroll down to see the amazing performances and appearances viewers enjoyed on Sunday:

Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne and more – "Lean on Me"

Countless Canadian musicians harmonized for an emotional version of the classic song. Artists included Bryan Adams, Fefe Dobson, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder and more.

Alessia Cara – "You've Got a Friend in Me"

The singer lent her powerful vocals to the beloved Randy Newman song from Toy Story, explaining how it was a tune she always loved growing up and it is something that's important right now. She was accompanied remotely by her band.

Barenaked Ladies, Michael Bublé and Sofia Reyes – "Gotta Be Patient"

Fans were treated to another incredible ensemble performance. The song, which is a Sesame Street calypso tune, highlighted how many are feeling and the positive attitude we can bring.


The Canadian rapper said he was "looking forward to the day when we will all be reunited." He did not perform during the special, but did close it with the thoughtful and optimistic message.

Anne Murray

Canadian music icon Anne Murray, who was born in Springhill, N.S., took a moment to pay tribute to those in her home province who lost their lives in last week's shootings.

"To the families, friends and communities of those affected, we want you to know that we are grieving with you, and we send prayers for courage and strength."

Arkells – "Years in the Making"

Arkells celebrated 2020 grads with their song choice. The Canadian band also gave a special shoutout to McMaster University student Ava Harrison, who has been collecting protective eyewear for those on the front lines working with COVID-19 patients. Lead vocalist Max Kerman explained how he paid her a visit on the day of her final exam.

Ryan Reynolds

The actor provided some laughs as he joked about marking the "10-year anniversary" of the six-week quarantine. The funny man reflected on his experiences of being a Canadian, and stated, "In a lot of ways, Canada raised me."

Howie Mandel

The host got creative and played a game of hide-and-seek, but he realized "no one was seeking." Howie admitted he was in fact "under the bed!"

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber

Justin Bieber and wife Hailey Bieber also showed their love for everyone. The couple are currently quarantined in our country, which is where Justin was born and raised.

"Just wanted to let you guys know we are here in Canada with you guys," the singer said. "We are enduring this as a country together. We are sending our love and prayers."

Shania Twain – "Up!"

The country singer, accompanied by her dog Melody, did an acoustic version of her smash hit "Up!" She reworked the song by beginning it, "coronavirus bugging me."

Schitt's Creek

Dan Levy, Emily Hampshire, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murray and the rest of the cast of the beloved series reunited virtually for Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble. Fans were excited to see everyone.

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