Join Rick Mercer to say goodbye to 2020 with CBC’s New Year’s Eve special

From a media release:

This New Year’s Eve, join CBC and Rick Mercer to (finally) ring in 2021 with a national celebration that Canadians can enjoy from home. CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE – A COUNTDOWN TO 2021 will broadcast on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service on Thursday, December 31 at 11 p.m. in every time zone. 

Hosted by Rick Mercer, the all-Canadian lineup includes performances by multi-platinum recording artist Tyler Shaw joined by Simone Denny; alt-pop duo Neon Dreams from Halifax, NS; folk singer-songwriter William Prince from Winnipeg, MB; Alan Doyle and friends from around Newfoundland and Labrador; folk/rock group The Jerry Cans and special guests from Iqaluit, NU; pop icon Lights and producer Felix Cartal performing together in Vancouver, BC; country star Brett Kissel from Flat Lake, AB; hip-hop/electro trio Random Recipe from Montreal, QC; and the Maritime Bhangra Dancers from Halifax, NS.

The annual special will also include a look into some of the intimate celebrations Canadian families are having across the country this year.

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6 thoughts on “Join Rick Mercer to say goodbye to 2020 with CBC’s New Year’s Eve special”

  1. A great show, and a showcase for a lot of Canadian talent we would not normally see all in one place! Here’s hoping that Rick has only begun an annual tradition.

  2. Quite the disappointment – Saskatchewan talent left out of this completely. Makes me want to boycott CBC!

  3. I watched the CBC New Years Eve bash hosted by Rick Mercier on December 31 and became more and more disheartened as I realised that Saskatchewan was not being represented and ended up never being represented. What a huge slight to Saskatchewan and the talent that abounds in this province. Instead CBC opted to go to the e Ivory Coast for talent. Shame on CBC and Rick Mercier.

  4. We loved watching. Thank you Rick did an awesome job.. sad to see that group of six disrespecting the safe distancing rules for household only. By having his neighbours in

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