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We Day Comes to Vancouver

September 16th, 2009 @ 8:26am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

We Day, a Free The Children initiative, is coming to Vancouver September 29th at GM Place. This event for young people and school-aged children brings together professional speakers activists and entertainers who share their stories to inspire and motivate young people. “We Day is an annual celebration of the power of young people to change the world,” — “a rock concert for social change.”

If the idea behind the event isn’t impressive enough, check out this year’s lineup: Louise Kent, W Brett Wilson, Spencer West, Michel Chikwanine, Jason Mraz, the Canadian Tenors, Mia Farrow, Dr Jane Goodall, Free The Children co-founders Craig and Marc Keilburger, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Free The Children programs include engaging youth through outreach initiatives such as this, across North America. The organization runs a type of Adopt a Village program, helping families and communities break out of their poverty cycle. They currently run programs in six countries, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, India , China and Ecuador.

Since 1995, Free The Children…

  • has built more than 500 schools around the world
  • provides education for 50,000 children everyday
  • has received the World Children’s Prize for the Right of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize)
  • has received the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations
  • has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah’s Angel Network
  • Schools across the Lower Mainland have been allocated spots for this event which will pack GM Place at the end of the month. For more information they can download the Schools Logistics Package, email wedayvancouver [at] freethechildren.com, check out Free the Children on Facebook, or follow co-founder Craig Kielburger on Twitter.

    Even if your class cannot attend you can still check out the “We Generation” initiatives online and CTV will have a live streaming broadcast on the day of the event.

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    2 comments

    1. […] His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in town over the next few days to participate in the Vancouver Peace Summit as well as Free the Children’s We Day. […]

    2. […] excited and motivated kids and youth who have been hanging on every word from every speaker her at We Day. Each Nobel Laureate, TV star, politician and host is treated like a rockstar by the crowd. The […]

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