2018 CTV Lions Children's Christmas Telethon photo gallery | CTV Telethon

The 2020 telethon will go on despite the pandemic,

with some changes for safety

The annual event will air on CTV Sudbury with streaming from CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca Saturday, December 5 from 7 to 11 p.m.

The auditions for the 2020 CTV Lions Children’s Christmas Telethon will be taking on a new form during these unprecedented times. We are actively seeking talented artists to perform on a special edition of this annual community initiative. Interested individuals are asked to submit a link to their performance video audition for our panel of judges to review. Simply email the link to ctvlionstelethon@bellmedia.ca. Please do not send video files to this email. The deadline for submissions is October 25 at midnight.


Thanks to you, the 2019 CTV Lions Children's Christmas Telethon

raised over $283,561!

Your generous contributions helped over 16,000 children have something to unwrap at Christmas.

You can still donate online


2019 Telethon performances



2019 CTV Lions Children's Christmas Telethon is Saturday, December 7 from 2 - 11 p.m.

READ and WATCH: The finishing touches are being added in preparation for the 71st annual CTV Lions Children's Christmas Telethon.


Sam Khoury, chair of CTV Lions Children's Christmas telethon. December 5, 2019 (CTV News Northern Ontario)

WATCH: CTV Northern Ontario's Tony Ryma talks to CTV Lions Children's Christmas Telethon Chair Sam Khoury about this year's big event.