National We Day is Coming to Ottawa/Gatineau on Monday!

| April 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

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I am so fortunate to  have been invited to attend We Day at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau on Monday, April 29th.  Thanks to Telus, I will be attending this wonderful event with my 14 year-old son.  This will be the first National We Day event to be hosted in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

What is We Day? We Day is a an educational event and the movement of young people leading local and global change. Students can’t buy tickets to this event as they have to earn it through service by making a commitment to take on local and one global action to better the world as part of the We Act Program. Founded by Free the Children, We Day is a day when youth and educators from across North America join together with world renowned speakers and performers to celebrate and build the momentum of young people making a difference in their communities and around the world. Through We Day, youth learn that it is cool to care!

The full lineup includes: 

  • Martin Sheen – Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor and activist
  • Chief Shawn Atleo – National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
  • Kardinal Offishall – Canadian rapper and record producer
  • Karl Wolf – International recording artist, Socan & MTV Europe Music Award winner
  • Shawn Desman – Platinum-selling, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording artist
  • Cast members from the hit TV show DEGRASSI
  • My Name is Kay – Canadian singer and songwriter
  • A performance by ONE DROP, a Cirque du Soleil Founder’s initiative
  • Frank O’Dea – Second Cup founder, Canadian entrepreneur, humanitarian and author
  • Neverest – Canadian pop-rock band
  • Jillian Vanstone – principal dancer at the National Ballet of Canada
  • Rob Stewart – Award winning filmmaker of Sharkwater and Revolution
  • Tyler Shaw – 2012 Coca Cola COVERS MuchMusic Video Award winner
  • Molly Burke – Visually impaired Me to We motivational speaker
  • Spencer West – Me to We motivational speaker and Free The Children ambassador

“We are thrilled to bring We Day to our nation’s capital for the first time,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children. “It is free to attend We Day, but students must earn their entry through local and global service actions. National We Day will bring together student from across the country. We can’t wait to see the positive impacts We Day will inspire in this community of change-makers.”

Telus generously provided me with the new Blackberry Z10 to capture the essence of this event, so make sure to follow me on Twitter @OttawaMommyClub and the hashtags #TelusforWeDay & #WeDay for updates on this amazing day!  You can also watch the live stream all day on


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Category: Being Green, Kids, Living, Non-Profit, Teens

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. National We Day!! I wish if you can help poor children around the world.

  2. kathy downey says:

    Very enjoyable read!

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