The next telethon will be “vastly different”

Le prochain téléthon sera «énormément différent»

In the context of the pandemic, the Telethon Operation enfant Soleil will indeed take place on 7 June, but under a different form than that in which it is usual to look at since now 33 years old.

Presented in alternation on Facebook and VAT, the telethon was shortened to five hours of broadcast tv, in large part, pre-recorded, with thirty of the artists who will participate.

The kick-off will be given at 7 am in the morning, next Sunday, with Arthur The Adventurer, who will moderate the traditional morning children, on the page Facebook of Opération enfant Soleil. At 9 a.m., an hour of the show Salut, bonjour ! Weekend will be devoted to the telethon, live.

The telethon will then continue to VAT, from 12 h 30 to 14 h and from 18 h 30 to 22 h. the major part of The segments with the stakeholders and the spokesman of the cause has been pre-recorded. The only portions in direct will be the spreadsheets, which will be present facilitators Annie Brocoli, Maxime Landry, Alain Dumas and Ève-Marie Lortie.

“We evaluated several scenarios and we chose to go to the pre-record because renting a studio, it was very complicated with the standards set by the government and it was too costly,” noted the Journal, the president and CEO of Opération enfant Soleil, Julie Lemieux.

“It is a telethon that is completely different, but I think people are going to find the soul of the telethon, the emotions, the testimonies, she added. We are quite satisfied with the result, it is in the last stretch, it still receives the equipment, we still have ten days. It is a marathon. “

The call centre itself has been dematerialized, so that the 300 volunteers can work in the comfort of their own home, safely.

Thirty artists

Since a few weeks, thirty artists have been busy recording, with musicians at a distance, their musical performance. We find among them Marjo, Roch Voisine, 2 Brothers, Garou, Matt Holubowski, Ludovick Bourgeois, Roxane Bruneau, Sarahmée, Fred Pellerin and Emile Bilodeau, among others.

Several artists have chosen to make their delivery accompanied by their children, such as Brigitte Boisjoli, Marie-Élaine Thibert, Geneviève Jodoin, Marc Hervieux and Martin Deschamps.

“This will be a telethon with ease,” concludes Julie Lemieux.

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