Media Release


More than 25 Canadian celebrities come to the to help young voters Make a #VoteDate with a non-voter

Celebrity promo videos have been shown to 1.5 million Canadians before movies in 160 Cineplex theatres across Canada since Oct. 4th – ending tonight

Please air the videos as PSAs on your TV or radio station (the audio track) before Oct. 21st – click here to see them on the website, and click here to see them on’s YouTube channel, and please contact [email protected] if you need them sent to you in order to air them as a PSA

Thursday, October 17, 2019

OTTAWA – Today, announced that even more celebrities have done videos calling on voters to Make a #VoteDate with a non-voter – all part of’s campaign to increase the number of voters, especially young voters, who vote in the federal election.

More than 25 well-known Canadians are supporting, the French-version (see musician Florence K’s video on that site) and/or its partner initiative (Make the #VotePromise to help a non-voter vote).

The latest to join the cause are: Tom Green; Graham Wardle (CBC’s Heartland); Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen from the Baroness von Sketch show; and The Tenors. To see their videos and all the other videos, click here or watch them on its YouTube playlist.

Other new celebrities who have joined in supporting include George Stroumboulopoulos; Patrick McKenna; Julian Taylor Band; The Dead South band, and Tyler Ellis. To see their videos and all the other videos, click here or watch them on its YouTube playlist. has already reached 1.5 million Canadians through two video ads showing before movies in 160 Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada since Oct. 4th – ending tonight. Cineplex Entertainment generously donated the cost of showing the videos at its theatres.

The first video ad, which ran from Oct. 4-11, features Rick Mercer (comedian and former host of CBC’s Rick Mercer Report), Elena Juatco (actress from ABC’s Open Heart and CTV’s JANN show), MAGIC! (#1 song “Rude” and other top songs), Ashley Callingbull (actress from APTN’s Blackstone, and Mrs. Universe), and Michelle Morgan (actress from CBC’s Heartland).

The second video, which ran from Oct. 11 until tonight, features David Suzuki (environmentalist and host of CBC The Nature of Things), Lindsay Broughton (country singer), Greg Bryk (actor on Space TV’s Bitten and in Brad Pitt’s latest film Ad Astra), Mary Walsh (comedian and former co-host of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Rick Miller (comedian, creator of the “BOOM” and “BOOM X” theatre shows, and former host of the Just for Laughs TV show). isn’t urging young voters to vote, it’s inviting young voters to Make a #VoteDate at with a non-voter and take them to vote with you.

Don’t vote alone, Vote Party together.

All are invited to come to the national #VoteParty on October 21st election night. Share your reaction to the election results, and what’s going at your local Vote Party, on Twitter with #VoteParty, and on Facebook at:

Vote Party promises to be a great party. is an initiative of Democracy Education Network, since 1993 one of Canada’s leading civics education organizations.

Let’s get this Vote Party started!

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Duff Conacher, Coordinator of
Cell: 416-546-3443
Email: [email protected]

#VoteParty Supporters