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How to watch the 2023 CTV Lions Children's Christmas Telethon


Once again, the annual Sudbury tradition of the CTV Lions Children's Christmas Telethon returns Saturday, Dec. 2 and is marking a major milestone with its 75th anniversary this year.


The popular live nine-hour televised show features local talent performing in an effort to raise money to help make Christmas wishes come true for thousands of northern Ontario children.

It all started in 1949 when members of the Sudbury chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartets pitched in to help the Salvation Army raise $500 by singing Christmas carols downtown.

The Lions Club of Sudbury got involved in 1972 and MCTV–CTV was brought on board in 1998.

In 2022, the telethon raised more than $320,000 and sent out more than 18,000 toys for deserving local children.


The telethon starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and ends at 11 p.m. and there are several ways to watch:

  • LIVE in person for free at Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury at 27 Larch St. downtown
  • TV Antenna Channel 5, Bell Fibe Channels 402 and 1201 HD, Bell Sattelite Channels 61, 221 and 1506 HD, Eastlink Channels 4 and 603 HD, Shaw Direct channels 356 and 050 and Vianet channel 127 SC


Every little bit counts!

  • IN PERSON at the Wishbowl at Place des Arts, where you might appear on TV or at All Nations Church at 414 St. Raphael St. off Howie Drive
  • ONLINE through debit, credit or PayPal
  • PHONE call 705-470-3600 or 1-844-677-2660 to make a pledge


Show us how you and your loved ones are getting into the holiday spirit by sharing your photos and videos with us. Send them to and they will be added to our 2023 online photo album on

Check out the photos shared on last year's telethon:

Viewer photos featrured on CTV Lions Telethon 2022


Here is who is performing this year and the song they will be singing:

  • House Band - It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas and Feeling All Right
  • Ashley Nodwell - Frosty the Snowman
  • Hazel Rabeau - My Favourite Things
  • Michael Kelly - A Million Reasons
  • Tianna Pineault - Like It's Christmas
  • Les Troubadours - Mille colombe
  • Algonquin Public School -Sparklejollytwinklejingley
  • Ella Koskela - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Nickel City Sound - We Need a Little Christmas
  • Kira MacDonald - A Million Dreams
  • St. Charles College dance team
  • Jason and Lucas Lytle - The Way I Talk
  • Gabriella Pawlowksi - Jingle Bell Rock
  • Falcon - Imagine by John Legend
  • Sudbury Secondary School choir Black Velvet
  • YES Theatre – Music from Matilda
  • KMAC Martial Arts
  • Lucie Rae Steffan - Coat of Many Colours
  • Cameron Meawasige - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
  • Jacinthe/Isabelle/Natasha Hard Candy Christmas \Jos Cormier
  • Young Sudbury Singers - The Holiday Tango
  • Robbie Shawana - Before the next teardrop falls
  • Rebecca Wiseman - I Needed Christmas by Reba McEntire
  • Chad Rivette - When I Fall Back
  • Vicky Proulx - Something in The Orange
  • Ashley Touchette
  • Outsider - In a Hurry by Alabama
  • Daniel Paquin - Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
  • Lauren Buchowski – Travelin' Soldier - The Chicks
  • Renee Frappier - Easy On Me by Adele
  • Leo Frappier - White Christmas by Bing Crosby
  • Maggie McGlade - Any Way You Want It by Journey
  • Ellie Maxwell - Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
  • Cindy Thornton - What's Up? by 4 Non Blondes
  • Jess Crowe - Natural Woman
  • J.P. St. Onge /Cold Cut - Taking Care of Christmas by BTO
  • Dominica Frometta - One Night Only by Jennifer Hudson
  • Jenny Massicotte - Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
  • Angel Scott/Alessandro - The Prayer
  • Les Travelles/Marc Serre - Let It Snow
  • Karson Mackie - Open Your Eyes
  • Ryan Kneer - Paralyzed  

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