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January 22, 2010 11:36 ET

Benefit Concert to Be Extended to 10:30 p.m.

More than 40 artists will perform, 1,000 volunteers come together because of the solidarity of the major telecom players

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2010) - The media alliance comprising TVA Network, Societe Radio-Canada, Tele-Quebec, V Tele, LCN, MusiquePlus and MusiMax, TV5, Espace Musique, Astral Media Radio (NRJ, RockDetente, Boom FM), the stations of the Corus Quebec network (98.5 FM, CKOI, Souvenirs Garantis) and CPAM, the Montreal ethnic radio station, confirm that tonight's Ensemble pour Haiti benefit concert will be extended to 10:30 p.m.

To be hosted by Luck Mervil and France Beaudoin, the event will begin at 8 p.m. The guest artists who will perform are: Annie Blanchard, Ariane Moffatt, Brigitte M, Bruno Pelletier, Carolanne D'Astous Paquet, Daniel Boucher, Diane Dufresne, Doriane, Gregory Charles, Groupe H'sao, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Joanie Goyette, Judith Berard, Laurence Jalbert, Les Soeurs Riverin, Luce Dufault, Lynda Thalie, Marc Hervieux, Marco Calliari, Marie-Elaine Thibert, Marie-Eve Janvier et Jean-Francois Breau, Marie-Jo Therio, Marie-Josee Lord, Mario Pelchat, Martine St-Clair, Maxime Landry, Michael, Muzion, Nadja, Nomadic Massive, Patsy Gallant, Pierre Lapointe, Renee Martel, Rich Ly, Roberto Lopez, Simple Plan, Sophie Vaillancourt, Stephanie Lapointe, Sylvain Cossette, Troupe Mapou Ginen, Wilfred LeBouthillier and William Deslauriers.

1,000 volunteers come together because of the solidarity of the major telecom players

An unprecedented crisis like the one the Haitian people are living through calls for unprecedented measures. In a gesture of ultimate solidarity, the major telecommunications industry players - Bell, Rogers and Videotron - have decided to join forces to help Haiti.

They have been working hand-in-hand for several days already, together with the Desjardins Group, Vox Data, Nordic Attitude Design and Blue Cross, to set up a single telephone exchange to collect donations from Ensemble pour Haiti viewers. Nearly 1,000 advisors from these organizations, along with many artists, will serve as volunteers to answer what is expected to be a massive volume of calls. In order to efficiently manage this impressive number of incoming calls, the different call centres will therefore share their respective infrastructures and a single telephone number will be used for donations.

Ensemble pour Haiti is a collective of artists and artisans from all of Quebec's main media who have decided to pool their talents and strengths to respond to the distress of the Haitian people.

Contact Information

  • TVA Group
    Media Service
    514-598-6335