Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada

Festival of Hope Outreach Weekend - Toronto


Festival of Hope Outreach Weekend - Toronto

These events are non-ticketed with free admission, and will be taking place at the Air Canada Centre.


We are thrilled that Canadian Christian Tours has created an opportunity for people to travel to the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope from Ottawa, Sudbury and Windsor. Click here for more information.


Friday, September 12 at 7:00 PM

Doors open at 5:30 PM
All seats are free.

  • Newsboys
  • The City Harmonic
  • Toronto Mass Choir
  • Tommy Coomes Band
  • Dennis Agajanian


Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 PM

Doors open at 5:30 PM
All seats are free.

Student Night:

  • Lecrae
  • Lacey 
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Nate "NF" Feuerstein
  • Manic Drive


Sunday, September 14 at 6:00 PM

Doors open at 4:30 PM
All seats are free.

  • Michael W. Smith
  • Kari Jobe
  • Tommy Coomes Band
  • Dennis Agajanian
  • Hockey Legend Paul Henderson


Host: Amena Brown

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with special appearances by:


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Hockey Legend Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson Bio

Paul Henderson became a Canadian icon by scoring the winning goals in three games of the first Canada-Russia hockey series in 1972, and the one that clinched it all in what has been called the greatest moment in Canadian sports history in the last century.

Henderson’s life and career, however, went far beyond one great moment in sports history.

Henderson is a member of several sports halls of fame, including Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and has also been honored with the Order of Canada.

Henderson has co-authored several books, the most recent being How Hockey Explains Canada, and his autobiography The Goal of My Life. He is also a sought-after speaker, who has addressed many major corporations, but also in marriage conferences with his wife, Eleanor.


Event includes musical performances from:




Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated band Newsboys boasts an impressive track record with 16 albums, five gold certifications, 30 No. 1 radio hits and close to 8 million units sold over their multi-decade career. This rock and pop-driven worship band includes front man Michael Tait (vocals) and his band mates who’ve played together for two decades - Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums). Their 2010 release, Born Again, saw the largest street week of their careers, debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and garnering three No. 1 hits. Their 2012 record, God’s Not Dead, has sold over 300,000 copies and it’s title song, "God’s Not Dead," topped the CHR radio format for seven weeks in a row. Renown for their heart-pumping live concerts, the tight knit Newsboys unit continues to headline shows in the U.S. and around the world.

The City Harmonic


Named “One not to miss” by CCM Magazine in its year-end issue, and with upcoming RELEVANT and CCM Magazine features, The City Harmonic is about “getting people in on the act—hearts pounding and feet moving.” Garnering comparisons to Coldplay, Aqualung, Arcade Fire, the band’s self-produced, six-song EP, Introducing The City Harmonic, is a nostalgic Brit-pop meets campfire sing-along mix that features raucous, gang vocals along with agile, soaring anthems crafted to include the listener.




As popular culture increasingly waves the banner of hedonism, the odds of a rapper who speaks of monogamy, contentment, and faith making Lecrae's mark in mainstream Hip Hop seem slim. Yet, with several notable media appearances, chart-topping albums, along with a critically acclaimed mixtape and Grammy award to his credit, Lecrae has found himself on that narrow road while remaining true to his background and his worldview.


Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch

Sometimes the best way to move forward is to go back to the basics, taking all of the raw energy and emotion of the past and channeling it into the present, coupled with all of the progression and knowledge obtained in the intermediary years. And that’s exactly what Thousand Foot Krutch is doing on the aptly titled The End Is Where We Begin, which doesn’t just showcase the group’s thunderous musical pursuits coming full circle with its most cutting edge album to date, but also finds Canada’s favorite modern rockers voluntarily walking away from record label life altogether (even after a slew of profitable offers came along) to reignite the passionate DIY work ethos that first emerged over a decade ago.




Lacey is a singer, songwriter, author, wife, and mother. She is the former lead vocalist of the hard rock band Flyleaf. She had a role in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's worldwide video, The Cross, which released in November 2013.

Michael W. Smith

Michael W Smith

After 22 albums and ten books as well as the awards (Dove awards and Grammy awards among them), Michael W. Smith has just released a new single entitled "You Won't Let Go". His many hits include "This Is Your Time", "Love Me Good", and the great classic, "Friends Are Friends Forever".


Kari Jobe

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For more than 15 years, well-respected worship leader Kari Jobe has been using her gifts to lead people into the presence of God. When she began leading worship at age 13, she never imagined she would be nominated for a GRAMMY®, win a Dove Award or be praised by the New York Times. She only knew she had a heart for broken people and a deep desire to lead them to the cross.

Jobe’s third album, Majestic (Capitol CMG), reveals her lifelong passion for the Church. “Worship, for me, has always been such a rescue place in my life,” she says. “When you get down to the very bare bones of worship, it is about us being thankful for the cross and magnifying the name of Jesus above all names. Anything past that is just feel-good music.”

Nate "NF" Feuerstein

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NF’s story could have been much different!  His talents could have thrust him into mainstream music along with all the money and fame that comes with it.  But something happened, something that only happens when you’re confronted with the raw reality of living in this callused and darkened world, which desperately not only needs but requires a Savior.  As you’ll discover while exploring the following paragraphs, the question is not a decision of whether or not the battle can be won.  This life offers a conflict that you and I can never win!  Surrender is required is our only option.  The question we must answer is this….. Who will our surrender be to?  For NF, the choice is clear and it’s evident in the passion contained within the lyrics that pours from his heart and flows from his lips, delivering true Living Water to your soul!  That you too can realize and scream from the top of your lungs: I’m Free!!!!! 

Manic Drive

Manic Drive

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Manic Drive is comprise of brothers and founding members Shawn Cavallo (Vocals) and Michael Cavallo (Guitarist) with close friend Anthony Moreino (Drums). Manic Drive delivers a high energy show with their driving force of reaching the lost and encouraging Christians to live their faith radically. In 2010, their electrifying single "Walls" rapidly climb up the Top 30 Christian CHR Billboard Chart peaking at #7 as well as #30 on Top 100 CHR Christian Billboard Songs of the Year. More recent charting Billboard singles include "Music", "Halo", "Good Times" and "Money". They have toured extensively over the past few years with artists such as Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, Thousand Foot Krutch, Group 1 Crew, and legendary rock act Stryper. 

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