We Day Vancouver 2014 Lineup Announced


Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 — 9:14am PST
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We Day Vancouver will take over Rogers Arena on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 as 18,000 youth from across the province enjoy a full day of inspiration and celebration as a reward for work they have done in their community over the last year.

We Day Vancouver

We Day gathers thousands of motivated youth who care about, and have impacted, their school, community, and global causes all together in an arena to dance, clap, and listen to celebrity speakers. Founded by Free the Children in 2007, We Day has hosted 278,000 youth at events in cities across North America and in the UK and as a result, $37,000,000 has been fundraised for 1000 causes and 9,600,000 hours have been volunteered by participating youth.

We Day Vancouver Lineup

The We Day Vancouver speaker and entertainment lineup for October 22nd at Rogers Arena was announced this morning:

Selena Gomez
Orlando Bloom
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Shawn Mendes
Debby Ryan
Sir Ken Robinson
Marianas Trench
Kardinal Offishall
Donnie Yen
Victoria Duffield
Shawn Desman
JRDN
Karl Wolf
Neverest
Silken Laumann
Kay
Craig and Marc Kielburger
Spencer West
Mustafa the Poet
Hannah Alper
Ashley Rose Murphy
Robin Wiszowaty
Cast members from the TV series DEGRASSI


The We Day Experience

I have covered We Day Vancouver since 2009 and my most recent experience was at We Day Seattle with my niece. Every single event is powerful and moving, combined with plenty of music, entertainment, and the signature We Day Dance that is learned at the start of the day.

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My first We Day, the kids at which are probably all long since graduated and doing amazing things in college, saw speakers like Dr. Jane Goodall, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sarah McLachlan, Mia Farrow, and Jason Mraz. My most recent We Day, this past March in Seattle, was with the Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, Martin Luther King III, Joe Jonas, Cody Simpson, and actor Ed Norton who said:

“Everybody, especially young people, feels powerless sometimes… …yet every day we are reading about or hearing about people who do incredible, inspiring things in this world.”

Ed Norton at We Day Seattle

At last year’s We Day Vancouver Craig Kielburger, one of the two founders of Free The Children and We Day, sat down with Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate. Annan had these words for the audience:

“Young people have to remember that the world is going to be yours. My generation is moving on. You have to have the courage and the strength to take on the issues. Be prepared to work with your neighbours and colleagues.”

Get Involved

We Day is an invite-only event but students can get involved in their Me to We campaigns at any time. From helping to educate others, to hosting a food drive at your hockey game or donating used clothing, to taking part in campaigns like We Are Silent, We Stand Together, We Create Change coin drive, We Scare Hunger at Halloween, or We Are Love around Valentine’s Day.

There are many resources for students, families, schools, and businesses available online. You can sign up for one campaign or commit to a full year of We Acts. Pick a fundraiser, adopt-a-village, host a third-party event, and more. You can find everything you need on the Free the Children website and more information about We Day Vancouver online.

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