Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cindy's We Day

We Day started on about 9:45 am in the MTS center with 45 people including grade 6 and 8 students and teachers.

The first guest was Shawn Desman! He leaded everybody to do the we day dance. He also talked about the we day dance competition online, where you can upload your video of the we day dance and get a chance to have him in your school to do this dance with you!

The following guests were Craig and Marc Kielburger. They talked to us about what Free the Children do to help children in the world, and what we can do to make a difference. At the end of their speech, they asked us "Who is ready to make a difference?", "Who is ready to take action?" . Everybody is the MTS center shouted "We are!!".

Then came Micheal Chikwanine, who showed us cards about the Vow of Silence, which we will be doing on November 30, 2011. It is for the children in different countries who does not have the right to speak up for themself.

Next was the song-writter Sierra Noble. She sang songs about "love" for other people. During her performance, she asked everybody to join her.

The following guest was Rick Hansen, who talked about his dream of being a olympic athlete before his car accident at the age of 15, which changed his life completely. He can not walk by himself ever again, but he did not give up his dream of being in the olympics. He attended opening ceremonies the Winter Paralymic games in 2010. He also went on the Man in Motion world tour to wheelchair around the world to raise money for spinal cord injury research.

The last guest that I am going to talk about is Spencer West. He talked about three words during his speech, "impossible, never, unrealistic". He said people kept telling his that he will never achieve anything if he can't sit up by himself. It is impossible for children to change the world. He said that these statements are not true. We are the generation that can change the world! He also mentioned that he will be climbing the highest mountain in Africa next summer using his hands.

Their were lots of positive message given during We Day, and I learned a lot from We Day. I am ready to change the world with my passion and willing to help everybody in our world. It starts with ME!

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