As we plan to turn our clocks back on Sunday for daylight’s savings time, we will be sharing highlights of attending We Day Vancouver this November 2016. Throughout the day, I was inspired by many of the female speakers sharing their drive for change and action like:
- Lilly Singh – Spread the #GirlLove movement
- Christy Clark, current Premier of BC – Every small action adds up to big change
- Carla Qualtrough, current Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities – Encourage Inclusivity
- Paula Abdul – Finding your passion to fuel your courage
- Lynelle Cantwell – #RiseAbove Cyber-bullying
WE Day, a series of inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world, brought together in Vancouver, world-renowned speakers and performers including Lilly Singh, Olivia Holt, George Takei, Serena Ryder, Jacob Hoggard, Margaret Trudeau, Nico & Vinz, Jacob Tremblay, Mike Downie, Kardinal Offishall, Paula Abdul, Tyler Shaw, Monique Coleman, Jully Black, National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Jus Reign, Celebrity Marauders, Karl Wolf, Spencer West and more. Co-hosted by ETALK reporter and E! host, Chloe Wilde, this star-studded lineup joined international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, and shared their passion for change and energized the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches to inspire another year of change. The cast of returning WE Day fan favourites and new faces joined 18,000 students and educators from across the province to celebrate the contributions of young people and kick-start another year of change.
WE Day is part of WE—a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others. People from across British Columbia can join the movement by visiting WE.org to take the WE Pledge, a commitment to living WE by making a difference every day. Led by National Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS, WE Day Vancouver celebrates the remarkable stories of people creating change and provides the youth in attendance—and tens of thousands more watching the event streamed live on WE.org/watchweday—inspiration to find their place within the WE Movement.
More than a one-day event, WE Day is connected to the yearlong free educational program, WE Schools, which provides schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones. WE Schools encourages students to further their curricular learning and develop life skills for success. Young people are challenged to research and make an impact on at least one local and one global issue, and are supported with curricular resources, service campaigns and mentorship programs to help them to become change-makers.
A global movement of 2.4 million young people strong, youth involved in the WE Movement have raised $62 million for more than 2,500 local and global organizations, volunteered 19.9 million hours for local and global causes and collected over 7.6 million pounds of food through service learning programs and campaigns.
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