Video: Premier Christy Clark at We Day Vancouver 2012
Video: BC Premier Christy Clark takes the stage at We Day Vancouver at Rogers Arena on October 18, 2012
Over the past five years, We Day has brought some of the greatest issues of today to the forefront andâ€” no matter theÂ cause or issueâ€”has provided ways in which every young person can find their place within the movement. ThroughÂ involvement in our programming, Free The Children, through We Day, has seen a shift in youthâ€™s value systems, resultingÂ in transformative change in their life and helping them find the leader within.
Premier Christy Clark was joined by spiritual leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu, basketball great Magic Johnson and a roster of influential speakers on stage at Rogers Arena today as We Day Vancouver kicked off in front of 20,000 enthusiastic youths and educators from throughout the province.
Premier Clark also announced the Ministry of Education has provided a $100,000 grant in support of We Day Vancouver, the third consecutive year the ministry has made a donation of this size to the event.
An initiative of the charitable organization Free the Children, We Day Vancouver looks to motivate youth to make a difference in their communities by raising awareness on social issues such as hunger, poverty, mental health and girls’ education. Participants are then encouraged to take what they have learned during the day, engage their fellow students and commit to world-changing ideas and actions.