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Cowtown steps up for Winnipeg after 1997 flood

Floods, famine, fire and drought — when disaster strikes at home and around the world, Canadians are ready to help. For musicians and actors, helping often means organizing large relief concerts. These shows are great entertainment and have raised millions of dollars. But at times, critics have questioned the long-term benefit of these extravaganzas. CBC Archives looks back at some of Canada's disaster relief concerts.

A Calgary concert raises money to help repair the damage wrought by the Winnipeg flood of 1997.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: May 14, 1997
Guest(s): Tom Jackson
Reporter: Brenda Ziegler
Duration: 1:28

Last updated: December 12, 2012

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