More behind the scenes of 2018 Telethon | 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

Saturday, December 5 from 7 to 11 p.m.

CTV Lions Telethon 2020

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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.

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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.