WE Day Vancouver 2016

Actor, director, author and activist, George Takei, inspires 18,000 students and educators at WE Day Vancouver at the Rogers Arena on November 3, 2016. Photo Credit: Jamie Poh for WE Day

Actor, director, author and activist, George Takei, inspires 18,000 students and educators at WE Day Vancouver at the Rogers Arena on November 3, 2016. Photo Credit: Jamie Poh for WE Day

Today I had the pleasure of attending WE Day Vancouver with my six year-old boy. I’ve been to WE Day a couple of times in the past and I was excited to bring my little one to experience it with me for the first time today.

WE DAY

WE Day is a movement of young people leading local and global change. WE Day celebrates and inspires going from me to we.  You can’t buy a ticket to attend WE Day, instead students from across the country earn their tickets by the actions they take on local and global causes of their choice. Throughout the year, these youth are doing so many amazing things and it is so inspiring to see!

WE Day is one of the world’s largest non-profits on social media, with more than five million followers across Canada, the U.S. and U.K. Today in Vancouver there were around 18,000 students and educators in attendance.

Below you can watch some personal clips from our WE Day experience:

This year an extraordinary group of stars an activists took the stage, including Lilly Singh, Olivia Holt, George Takei, Serena Ryder, Jacob Tremblay, Margaret Trudeau, Nico & Vinz, Kardinal Offishall, Monique Coleman, WE Day co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger and more. They all shared their passion for change with energizing and unforgettable performances plus inspiring motivational speeches.

WE Day was very inspirational and fun for both my son and I, we had the chance to meet with Craig Kielburger and even take a little backstage behind-the-scenes tour. Once again I applaud the efforts of everyone working and organizing this huge event every year. They are creating social awareness and opportunities for young people to get involved and do something for their own communities on a daily basis.

Can’t wait for next year!

We Day Craig

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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6 responses to “WE Day Vancouver 2016”

  1. Diana — November 3, 2016 @ 6:55 pm (#)

    What a great opportunity for you both!

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  2. loriag — November 4, 2016 @ 5:22 am (#)

    My kids all loved going to We Day.

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  3. Laurie P — November 4, 2016 @ 11:20 am (#)

    I’ve never been, looks like a great event!

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  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen — November 4, 2016 @ 3:03 pm (#)

    A great way to encourage young people to get engaged. It’s such a huge event and you can feel the energy of the people through the video.

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  5. Lynda Cook — November 6, 2016 @ 11:49 am (#)

    My daughter had the chance to go when she was in school, but something came up and she couldn’t make it to the WE day in Toronto

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  6. Stephanie LaPlante — November 21, 2016 @ 9:53 am (#)

    This is such a cool event! I love how it inspires so many young people. I hope this event spreads worldwide someday.

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