Monthly Archives: September 2015

We Day Toronto Here I Come!

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We Day Toronto is fast approaching and I could not be more excited for it! Last year’s We Day was so amazing so I am pumped to be able to attend again this year!

What Is We Day?

In case you didn’t already know, We Day is an annual concert/pep-rally organized by Free the Children to commend youth for taking action throughout the year and to inspire them to continue making a difference throughout the whole year. Famous celebrities and inspiring people take the stage to inspire the kids. Instead of paying to go to We Day, you earn it. Tons of schools across Canada and the United States take action throughout the year to try to earn a spot. We Day Toronto is not the only event that will be taking place – many other We Days will take place across Canada, the United States, and even England.

Who Will Be Coming To We Day Toronto 2015?

The lineup for We Day Toronto was just announced today and it seems amazing!

Demi Lovato – Singer, songwriter and actress

Hozier – Award-winning singer and songwriter

Nick Jonas – Multi-talented recording artist and actor

Shawn Mendes – Award-winning singer and songwriter

Carly Rae Jepsen –  Multi-platinum GRAMMY nominated singer and songwriter

Earvin “Magic” Johnson – NBA legend, two time Hall-of-Famer, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Nina Dobrev – Award winning actress

Hedley – Multi-platinum, Juno and MMVA Award-winning recording artists and Free The Children ambassadors

Tavi Gevinson – Editor-in-Chief of Rookie Magazine

Kiesza – Singer and multi-instrumentalist

Marlee Matlin – Academy Award-winning actress and devoted social activist

Henry Winkler – Actor, director, producer, and author

Kardinal Offishall – Award-winning rap artist, music producer and Free The Children ambassador

Francesco Yates – Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist

Silken Laumann – Olympian, inspirational speaker, author and child advocate

Micheal “Pinball” Clemons – CFL Hall of Famer, Vice Chair of the Toronto Argonauts

Joseph Boyden – Novelist and short-story writer

Spencer West – Me to We motivational speaker, Free The Children ambassador and author

Liz Trinnear – ETALK reporter and Much host, and co-host of We Day Toronto

Tyrone Edwards – E! and Much host, speaker

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra – Members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

Craig and Marc Kielburger – International Activists and co-founders of We Day

Elliot Miville-Deschènes – Actor, singer, and activist

Alex Deans – Innovative youth artist, inventor, and leader

Chris Studor – Co-Founder of the Get REAL Movement

Leanne Prendergast – Founder and President of Love Our Lives

Dextrous One – 7 year-old DJ who holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s youngest DJ

Tonika Morgan – Motivational speaker and social change activist

Annaliese Carr – Award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario

Ryan Scheel Dance Group – Toronto Dance Crew led by dancer and choreograoher Ryan Scheel

The lineup for next Thursday sounds fantastic!

Will YOU be attending We Day Toronto? Tell me in the comments below.

Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!


Gap’s New Clothing Line Is Empowering Girls!

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I find that when I go into most stores I feel like I am being pushed into stereotypes. For example, the girls side of the store is full of pink and purple clothes because apparently they are “girl” colours. These stereotypes are limiting girls and forcing them into a confined box. Gap’s new clothing line is trying to change just that.

Here is a bit of information from the website and a video:help us empower girls everywhere

What I think is really awesome is that Gap is donating $250 000 to Girls Inc, and every purchase from the collection contributes to the goal. Girl Inc is an international charity “Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”

I also think it is good that Gap has a good balance between marketing and social good. Obviously Gap will be making money off of these clothes but I think it is excellent that they are also making a statement.

Here are some of my favourite shirts from the collection:

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GapKids x ED graphic raglan tee

What Gap is doing is really great and is going to inspire a lot of girls to be themselves!

Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!