Twenty-five years after the Man In Motion toured the world, CTV joins the Rick Hansen Foundation in honouring today’s “Difference Makers” during the exclusive broadcast premiere of Rick Hansen: A Concert For Heroes, airing Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.
To be taped in Vancouver May 22, the special celebrates the end of the 25thAnniversary of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour, including a nine-month, cross-country relay which saw 7,000 Canadians travel 12,000 kilometres through 600 communities – all in the name of positive change. The concert brings to an exciting climax the anniversary relay and airs in tribute to extraordinary Canadians who strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Hosted by TSN’s Michael Landsberg and E!’s Leah Miller, the one-hour broadcast event features performances by multiple award-winning Canadian artists David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench, and Johnny Reid. Also appearing in the anniversary celebration are celebrity presenters including noted environmentalist David Suzuki, and Free The Children founder Craig Kielburger.
“The 25th Anniversary of the Man In Motion World Tour recognized local champions across our great country and celebrated Canadians who are making a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Rick Hansen. “A national broadcast in honour of this occasion will further unite Canadians through the shared stories of extraordinary difference makers who inspire us to never give up on our dreams. It is yet another outstanding legacy of the 25th Annviersary for which I am incredibly grateful.”
Encore broadcasts of Rick Hansen: A Concert For Heroes air Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV Two; Saturday, June 30 at 4 p.m. ET on CTV; Saturday, July 7 at 12 p.m. ET on CTV Two and at 7 p.m. on Bravo.
The one-hour television special will be filmed at Rick Hansen Celebration 25, the spectacular finale of the 25th Anniversary Man In Motion tour, recognizing difference makers and everyday heroes while inspiring a new generation to challenge what it is and envision what it can be. The two-hour live event takes place in Vancouver on Tuesday, May 22, honouring remarkable Canadians.