#WeDay Manitoba 2015 Recap #WeDayWinnipeg

Last year I attended We Day for a very short period of time, and in that time I was overwhelmed with the sheer significance of what We Day is all about.

We Day is an inspirational event fuelled by an educational initiative, We Schools. Together, they connect and empower a new generation to shift the world from me to we—from a focus on the individual to the power of community.

You can’t buy a ticket to We Day, students earn their attendance through taking action on a local and a global issue (i.e. poverty, hunger, environment, homelessness, health care etc). This year I made sure I was available to experience the entire day and I hope to be a part of this event for years to come.

We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and performers with stands packed with young social innovators to honour their contributions and kick-start another year of change.

#WeDay JR Martinez Winnipeg

Actor, motivational speaker, bestselling author, former U.S. Army soldier and winner of Dancing with the Stars, JR Martinez, inspires 16,000 students and educators at WE Day Manitoba on November 16, 2015 at the MTS Centre. Photo Credit: Colby Spence for WE Day

Of course, the celebrity speakers bring a lot of excitement, and their stories are moving but the local speakers and youth that are making a difference in Winnipeg and beyond inspire me to do more, BE more!

For example, students from Charleswood School are passionate about empowerment and education. The school held a fundraising competition amongst their classes, raising over $900 to purchase goats for women and families in Free The Children communities overseas, providing a source of nutritional milk and sustainable income.

And then there’s Rinelle…what a courageous, heartbreaking, and empowering story by such a sweet young woman! I hope to interview her myself one of these days.

#WEDay Winnipeg Rinelle Harper

Canadian author, humanitarian, speaker and activist, Amanda Lindhout, and Aboriginal teenager from Garden Hill, Manitoba, Rinelle Harper, inspire 16,000 students and educators at WE Day Manitoba on November 16, 2015 at the MTS Centre. Photo Credit: Colby Spence for WE Day

It’s amazing to know what’s being done to better our world by the youth of our city! Check out my video recap and enjoy.

I am very much looking forward to #WeDay 2016!

Natalie

3 Comments

  1. Victoria Ess
    June 4, 2016 / 10:22 am

    What a great experience! I hope to attend one year!

  2. Natalie
    May 27, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I love the concept and ideas for WeDay. We have them in Vancouver and have been to two. Very inspiring!!

  3. Judy Cowan
    December 23, 2015 / 9:14 am

    I have read amazing things about We Day. I think it is such a great initiative, we need to inspire our youth to do great things!

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