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Civilized and Chelsea Handler Team Up For Canadian Tour

Los Angeles, CA (August 22, 2018) – Political activism, culture and cannabis will be among the hot topics covered by comedian Chelsea Handler as part of seven live town hall events across Canada this fall.

The Canadian ‘A Civilized Conversation With Chelsea Handler’ tour follows a successful debut event in Saint John, New Brunswick, hosted by Civilized in association with the World Cannabis Congress.

“Chelsea Handler’s perspective, approach and humour galvanize and inspire her audiences wherever she goes,” says Civilized Publisher Derek Riedle, who will moderate the town hall events. “I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with her again to take the pulse of the nation ahead of recreational cannabis legalization in Canada in October.”

The nation-wide speaking tour is modelled after the town hall events Handler has been doing in cities across the U.S., centered around social and political activism. With a social media following of over 15 million through her social channels, she is an outspoken champion for human rights and the fight against injustice and inequality.

Handler is a comedian, author and activist. She hosted the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on the E! network, released a Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, and hosted the talk show Chelsea, also on Netflix. She is the author of five New York Times best-selling books. Handler is currently working on a documentary for Netflix covering the topic of white privilege in America. This year she also announced her plans to launch a cannabis brand.

As Founder and Publisher of Civilized, a premium, multi-platform, digital media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, Derek Riedle is a leader in the cannabis industry and a sought-after speaker.

Handler and Riedle will be appearing in the following locations:

  • Bella Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta (Thursday, Sept. 20)
  • Chan Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia (Friday, Sept. 21)
  • Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Saturday, Sept. 22)
  • Denis Theatre, Montreal, Quebec (Thursday, Oct. 4)
  • Southam Hall, Ottawa, Ontario (Friday, Oct. 5)
  • Elgin Theatre, Toronto, Ontario (Saturday, Oct. 6)
  • Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Sunday, Oct. 7)

Tickets are available now at the various venues, with shows starting at 8 p.m. More information and links to the theatre box offices can be found at


About Civilized Worldwide Inc.:

Founded in 2015, with offices in New Brunswick and California, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle, but don’t define themselves by it. Reaching more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month, North America- wide, Civilized produces engaging content for and about people who enjoy cannabis responsibly. Other verticals include Civilized Studios, a video network available to 100+ million viewers that fills the void of broadcast quality video and original series in the cannabis space, and Civilized Events, exclusive branded experiences for both the cannabis industry and consumers – from intimate dinner parties to large-scale events like the World Cannabis Congress. For more information, visit:

Arrangements for the appearance of Chelsea Handler made through Greater Talent Network, LLC., New York, NY. 

Media Contact:

Pamela McKay
Senior Director of Communications

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