TELUS We Day Meet & Tweet #EarnYourWay

A couple days ago, TELUS hosted a meet and greet with Craig Kielburger, the co-founder of Free the Children and We Day. We Day, which happens today in Vancouver, is a movement that encourages young people to lead local and global change through service and volunteering. We Day event is a celebration of young people’s year-long actions to those changes; youth have to earn their way to attend.

Craig is an amazing speaker and makes me feel like I have to volunteer more. We Day is the answer to the question: what can I do? I'm just one person. One person may not able to do very much but two people can, and three people and so on. But it STARTS with that ONE person. All those little actions build up to form one big action. Since 2007, youth involved in the We Act program have raised $37 million dollars for over 1000 local and global causes and logged more than 9.6 million volunteer hours! These kids are inspirational! So find that one issue that you are passionate about and get involved!

Watch the We Day live stream happening now at!

The star-studded lineup at We Day Vancouver includes: 

Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) – Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, who has recently launched the ‘Kofi Annan Dialogues’, a series of online conversations inspiring young people to lead 

Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) – Platinum-selling singer and songwriter, Founder & President of the Avril Lavigne Foundation 

Adam Beach – Golden Globe-nominated actor 

Karina LeBlanc (@karinaleblanc) – Goalkeeper for the Canadian Women's National Soccer team, two-time Olympian and bronze medalist at the London 2012 games 

Hedley (@Hedleyonline) – Multi-platinum, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording artists 

The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire – Lieutenant-General and author 

Down With Webster (@DOWNWITHWEBSTER) – Five-time JUNO Award-nominated, platinum selling genre-defying band with new album, Party for your Life, coming out October 22nd
Cast members from the Emmy-nominated TV series DEGRASSI (@Degrassi) 

MTV hosts Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (@AliyaJasmine) and Scott Willats (@scottywillats) – hosts 

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo – National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations 

Craig and Marc Kielburger (@craigkielburger) – International activists and co-founders of Free The Children 

Kenyan Boys Choir (@BoysChoirKenya) – Traditional African male choir, who sang at the 2009 inauguration of President Obama 

Youth speakers – Hannah Alper and Vishal Vijay 

Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his wheelchair in June 2012 

Molly Burke (@mollymetowe) – Visually impaired Me to We motivational speaker who speaks out against bullying and the power of hope 

Robin Wiszowaty (@robininkenya) – Me to We motivational speaker, author and Free The Children Program Director in Ghana and Kenya 

Chris Tse – Me to We inspirational speaker, national spoken word champion and humanitarian

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