On February 27, 2013, We Day will come to Saskatchewan for the first time even and it promises to be an event of epic proportions. Among the star-studded lineup are JUNO and MMVA award-winning recording artists Hedley and Shawn Desman and legendary actor and activist Martin Sheen.
“As a long-time supporter of Free The Children, I’m excited to be a part of We Day Saskatchewan and help provide youth with the knowledge, support and confidence to become leaders in social change,” said Martin Sheen. “We need to send the youth of today a message that resonates and reiterates that one person can make the difference of a lifetime”. [Read more…]
One of the things that always impresses and amazes me about the youth of today is their passion to create a better world right now. From the current trend of having birthday parties in which charitable donations are collected instead of presents to the many social activism clubs being launched in schools across North America, the desire of our young people to change the world is absolutely inspiring. And since 2007, Free the Children, a youth-driven charity founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger, has rewarded that concept and inspired the youth of North America to achieve even more at annual We Day events.
This year, Telus Mobility is a national sponsor of the event and for the first time ever, We Day is coming to Saskatchewan! What makes this event so special is that tickets to the event aren’t purchased. Instead, they are rewarded to youth activists and youth organizations in the cities in which the events are held. This year, on February 27, 2013, I am being given the chance to attend We Day in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and I can’t wait to gain learning and inspiration not just from the speakers and performers but from the youth of Saskatchewan themselves. [Read more…]