Getting Ready for National We Day in Ottawa on April 9th

| April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

National We Day 2014 is just around the corner, and I am super excited to take part in this year’s event!

National We Day is a youth empowerment and educational event that is going to be held on April 9, 2014 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The idea is that We Day is not just simply one day, but a movement of young people to lead local and global change. We Day is an initiative of Free the Children, an organization founded by Craig Kielburger in 1995 when he was only 12 years old. You cannot buy a ticket to We Day, it must be earned through service. They will pack the Canadian Tire Centre with thousands of youth who are working towards so many great community and global goals. My daycare provider’s son earned a ticket through his work at his school and he is super excited to attend.

I will be attending We Day on behalf of Ottawa Mommy Club thanks to the generous offer from Telus. Not only will I get VIP access to the event, access to press events, Telus also sent a package with a Telus critter, T-shirt and a new Samsung Galaxy S4 mini which I will be using to tweet/document the event. For the third year, Telus is the co-title sponsor of We Day, and Telus hopes to empower youth to build a community of positive change. They also are allowing me to bring a guest – because my son is too young, I will be bringing a close family friend’s daughter. She is beyond excited to attend as well.

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The line-up for National We Day is pretty extensive and includes:

·         Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan (@QueenNoor)

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

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

·         Simple Plan (@SimplePlan) – JUNO Award-winning band

·         Kardinal Offishall (@KardinalO) – Award-winning Canadian rapper and record producer

·         JRDN (@JRDNMusic) – Canadian R&B recording artist

·         Gen & Jas (The Oducado Twins) – MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Winners

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

·         Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

·         Molly Burke (@mollymetowe) – Visually impaired Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador and author, who speaks about bullying and the power of hope

·         Hannah Alper ( – 11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist

·         Vishal Vijay ( – Youth speaker

So stay tuned for tweets from We Day and for a post-event blog post!

Disclosure – Telus invited Ottawa Mommy Club to attend We Day as a VIP guest. I was provided with a package including a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. 

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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    I can’t wait to see your pics and review of this event! I hope to make it next year when it is in my city!

  2. Brenda A says:

    MY daughter was a little disappointed that she could not attend this year. Her school participates but it is only for the older grades. She cannot wait to be old enough to attend. WE Day is a day she has heard a lot about and cannot wait to share the feelings in such a huge group!

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