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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!


Dear Baby Girl: A Spoken Word Poem

Recently, a fellow member of the Because I am a Girl Speakers Bureau named Nirosha attended Free The Children’s Take Action Camp. The energy at camp was so inspiring that she wrote a spoken-word poem called ‘Dear Baby Girl’ and presented it at the talent show on the last night. Nirosha’s words are so incredibly powerful and really make you think about the huge issue of gender inequality. Please like, comment, subscribe and share this video with all your friends and your family.

How To Find Your Spark!

Global warming. Gender inequality. Bullying. Those are just three of the issues that are currently taking place in our world. There are so many issues and problems in the world that need to be fixed, but they can’t be solved without you, yes YOU! If you can figure out what issue you care about you can change this world!

How do you find your spark, you ask?

Step #1: Get angry.

What is it that makes you angry? Is it lack of clean water in Africa or animal extinction? That issue that makes you mad, that is your SPARK.

Step #2: Issue + Talent = Change

Once you have figured out what issue you care about add it to your talent and that will equal big change. For me personally, an issue I really feel strongly about is girls’ rights and one of my talents is writing. That is why I write a blog on social justice issues. Another example would be if your issue is lack of clean water and your talent is soccer,  you could host a soccer tournament to raise money.

Step #3: Inspire others.

When other people see you making a change, they will be inspired to do the same. That will act like a ripple effect and more and more people will start creating change just like you!

Below is a video of people aged 0 to 100 on what they want to change in our world.

What is YOUR spark? Comment down below.

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