On Wednesday, Free The Children co-founder and international rights activist Craig Kielburger, alongside Canadian pop-rock band Neverest, announced a star-studded lineup of influential speakers and performers for the upcoming National We Day celebration in Ottawa.
Martin Sheen, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo, and Canadian rapper and record producer Kardinal Offishall are among many who will aim to inspire Canadian youth during We Day at the Robert Guertin Arena on April 29.
We Day, says Kielburger, is the answer to a question he hears over and over – “I’m only one person, what difference can I make?” He says he’s excited to have youth gather from coast to coast to see that together, they can “be the change.”
Everyone has the power to make a difference, he said. Whether it’s standing up to a bully, volunteering at a local shelter, raising money for third world causes or helping to build a school, we all have it in us.
For the first time, We Day will come to Ottawa. And students from coast-to-coast have been invited to attend the party.
We Day has become a huge cause on Facebook, with 3.3 million fans from all corners of the world – which means huge opportunities to create action and positive change in local communities and overseas.
Speakers and performers are all influential leaders who will address world issues to inspire positive action among this youth-based community of change-makers.
Some 4,000 youth and supporters from 130 schools will attend. The event is by invitation only and is earned through service. The event is also broadcast via live web streaming, enabling all youth to benefit from the day’s activities.
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By Leslie Foster