Award winning Canadian singers and songwriters come together nationally for the Saying Goodbye concert held in honour of National Grief and Bereavement Day

Hosted by Tara Shannon, talent performing includes Johnny Reid, Gregory Charles, John McDermott, Michelle Wright, Fred Penner, Jenn Grant, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Ray Legere and many more.

Saying Goodbye is a national concert on November 14 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST with performers from across each province and territory, held in honour and awareness of National Grief and Bereavement Day on November 16, 2021. The national virtual live stream can be found at Saying Goodbye is hosted by the National Arts Centre (NAC) and presented by the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) in partnership with all provincial palliative care associations across Canada.

Tickets to the concert are free, donations are appreciated. Proceeds will be shared between the CHPCA and the appropriate provincial palliative care association. The 2nd annual event will feature various Canadian artists from across each province and territory, including notable talent like Johnny ReidGregory CharlesJohn McDermottMichelle WrightFred PennerShari UlrichJenn GrantCarolyn Dawn JohnsonRay LegereTara Shannon and many more. 

Saying Goodbye will provide a time and place to grieve for loved ones lost during COVID-19 as the pandemic prevented many from engaging in the usual process of letting go. The goal is to help normalize conversation around the dying process and recognize grief and bereavement as a natural response to loss. 

Missed the live stream? Watch the Saying Goodbye Concert below.


Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Johnny Reid
Don Amero
Fred Penner
Gregory Charles
Jenn Grant
John McDermott
Michelle Wright
Tara Shannon
Catherine MacLellan


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