We Day Alberta brings together youth leading change
What started almost 20 years ago as a small group of 12-year-olds aiming to help free children from poverty, has become a young generation's movement to help make a difference in local and global causes.
Last Monday, November 3, We Day came to Calgary in celebration of the combined efforts and volunteer work of students in Alberta - a total of 14.6 millions hours. From motivational speakers, to Juno-award winning artists, to Canadian astronaut Dave Williams, the combination of energy, education, and inspiration at this event was unlike any other.
Students participated in an afternoon of classroom lessons, viewed performances, and listened to motivational speakers addressing social issues on how they can take continue taking change into their own hands. Students received a ticket to We Day by taking on one local and one global action for change within the past year.
Photos by Tera Swanson
Published on November 12, 2014
Ill FX performs the We Day Dance on November 3 at the Scotiabank Saddledome, before teaching the routine to the full house of student attendees.
Ill FX gets the crowd moving at We Day Alberta to kick off a day of motivational speakers, lessons, and performances.
18-year-old poet, writer, and actor Mustafa the Poet delivers a spoken word performance to the crowd at We Day Alberta.
Kardinal Offishall, a Juno Award-winning rap artist and music producer performs "Freedom" at We Day Alberta.
Motivational speaker and partner of Me to We Robin Wiszowaty introduces Mama Leah Lato Toyianka, who talks to the students about the impact they can make overseas.
The Scotiabank Saddledome was a full house during We Day Alberta, an event that engaged 16,000 students from over 600 schools to take action on local and global causes that matter to them.
Multi-platinum and Juno-nominated Canadian artist Alyssa Reid performs "Satisfaction Guaranteed" at We Day Alberta.
Canadian astronaut and speaker Dave Williams talks to the crowd about persevering to achieve your dreams.