Can you feel it, fellow change makers? It's time for WE Day season!
September 28 is WE Day in Toronto, with two events happening at the Air Canada Centre: WE Day in the afternoon for students and then WE Day Family in the evening. These shows are always a thrill. Part rock show, part life-changing inspiration... and all super fun!
Since it was first held in Toronto in 2007, WE Day has grown into North America's leading event for children's rights and youth activism. The long list of speakers and performers include actors, musicians, athletes, astronauts, entrepreneurs, politicians, and world leaders. And this year's list is no different!
An amazing mix of talent
One of the great things about WE Day is the mix of talent at the event. You get musicians, like singers Kelly Clarkson, Vanessa Hudgens, and Sabrina Carpenter, plus rock group Hedley. Love sports? How about seeing Canadian Olympic heroes Penny Oleksiak and Andre De Grasse? For movie fans, there's actors Jacob Tremblay and Gaten Matarazzo, plus other celebs such as YouTuber Lilly Singh.
But WE Day also delivers real-life activists and decision-makers to inspire you. Ban Ki-Moon, for example, was the Secretary General of the Untied Nations from 2007 to 2016. Paralympian Rick Hansen has been performing long-distance wheelchair races to raise money for decades. There's also Hannah Alper. She's only 14, but she has been an activist, speaker, and blogger for social change for five years already!
Brothers better together
Then there are the Kielburger brothers. Craig Kielburger first started the WE Charity in 1995 (when he was just 12 years old). Along with his older brother, Marc, he has used his experience as a global advocate for children's rights to inspire millions. (As well as raise millions of dollars for these causes!).
After hitting Toronto, WE Day has fall/winter dates in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, and Montreal, as well as five American cities and London, England. Will you be at a WE Day event? Are you excited? Let us know below!