We Day - Toronto

Sep 28, 2012

A global initiative that inspires youth to commit to take action both locally and globally kicked of their annual Canadian Tour in Toronto on September 28, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre.

There were 20,000 in attendance, and I was fortunate to be one of them. As part of the We Day media relations team, I experienced firsthand the mad energy and emotion throughout the day.

We Day Toronto had an incredible line up of performers and motivational speakers, including the talented Jennifer Hudson who silenced the crowd with her incredible voice and closed the show with a moving performance. What hit home for me was when Molly Burke, an 18 year-old Me to We Inspirational speaker, who talked about her experience with bullying. It was a very moving moment, but an issue that I am glad has a voice and a powerful role model for children and youth to look up to.

The event was an inspiring day, and I was very touched by the students in attendance who found innovative ways to make a difference in their communities, impact others around the world, and have committed to inspire change during the year.

Mad hats off to the founders of We Day; Craig & Marc Kielburger and their team on a successful event in Toronto.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to be involved with such a powerful movement, and encourage others to attend or volunteer with We Day when it takes place locally in Waterloo Region on November 14, 2012.

We Day is an inspirational event and initiative put on by Free The Children. More information can be found on the website www.weday.com