Here are inspiring photo highlights of WE Day in Vancouver at Rogers Arena on October 18th, 2013. If you missed the original live-stream, you can catch the special broadcast premiere on Monday November 11th on MTV.

What is WE Day?

We Day is the movement of our time, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative called We Act, which offers curricular resources, campaigns and materials to help turn the day’s inspiration into sustained activation.

We Act is the blueprint for young people to take action as agents of social change…

Learn more about WE Day and how 20,000 students from 700 BC schools earned their way to this immense annual celebration and event in Vancouver. Or how Craig Kielburger puts it, the “Superbowl of Student Service.”

Roaring start and #EarnYourWay

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Victor de Bonis (Chief Operating Officer for Canucks Sports and Entertainment) and the Honourable Christy Clark (BC Premier)
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Craig and Marc Kielburger with #WE365 and medley of music and excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech”

We365? We365 is a social platform from Free The Children and TELUS that lets you take the spirit of We Day with you each and every day. It’s a free mobile app and website that lets you track and verify your volunteer activities, fundraise for the charity of your choice and connect with others – all while helping you make positive change in the world.

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West Coast Represent

“Be the best with what you are”
– Martin Luther King III at WE Day Vancouver

  • Air Canada Foundation
  • Cyrena Timmins and Miranda Gregory (Langley) speak about We Scare Hunger
  • Dr. Kris A. Bulcroft (President of Capilano University) and Daniel Duboi

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  • Getting 20,000 students to learn the WE Dance
  • Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson
  • Harold Munro of the Vancouver Sun

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“Be excited to discover, learn… Take on challenges without fear…”
– Kofi Annan at WE Day Vancouver

On the Red Carpet

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Down With Webster, Jacob Hoggard of Hedley, Craig Kielburger and Me to We Inspirational speaker Spencer West
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Adam Beach, Troy Nepinak, Avril Lavigne, and Chad Kroeger on the red carpet

Did you know?

  • Adam Beach in his WE Day interview: “I noticed myself being drawn toward the identity of who I am as First Nations and I realized that there are teachings there and a timeline that hasn’t changed… That helped me become brave and strong, a leader and who I am today.”
  • Accompanying Adam Beach on the red carpet and onstage was his friend Troy Nepinak. We thought he was wearing an eagle’s talon necklace, but we learned that used to belong to a bear.
  • Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger arrived to perform their duet of “Let Me Go” at WE Day. If you’re wondering how you can help with Avril, she started her foundation in support of children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities.

Keep Positive Change going
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Keep the momentum going, go get involved by learning more at WeDay.com

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