Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We Day

On Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 40 students from Sargent Park and a few of our staff attended the We Day concert. It took place at the MTS centre. All participants left at 8:30 in the morning and took the transit bus to get there. The show started approximately at 10:00.

In the We Day concert, there were a lot of speakers who spoke about what they were passionate about and what they have achieved. Some names of the speakers are Chief Shawn Atleo (National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations), Mia Farrow (a Hollywood actress), Al Gore (the former American Vice President and Presidential candidate), Rick Hansen (Canada's Man in Motion- a winner of 19 international wheelchair marathons and an activist for those with spinal cord injuries), and Hannah Taylor (founder of Ladybug Foundation). Of course, our main speakers were there, too, Mark and Craig Kielburger and Spencer West.

Throughout the concert, we were asked questions like "Who is the generation who will change the world?" and "Who is ready to take action?" and we were suppose to shout at the top of our lungs "We are!"

In my surprise, there were famous singers who performed in the We Day concert, too! They were Shawn Desman, Sierra Noble, and Hedley!

Also, we were asked to fill out a form so that they could draw our names and we could have the opportunity to travel around the world and build schools. Unfortunately, no one from Sargent Park got picked. Instead, three ladies were selected. Each of them was asked what country they would like to go to and why. At the end, we were asked to cheer for the person we think would do the best job. The girl from in the right won!

This event is going to be a memorable experience that I will never forget, and so should you.

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For more information about We Day, click here

Here is a video of the We Day dance. Get ready to dance this grade eights!


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