We Day a great experience for Crossfield students
On Oct. 24, I had the privilege of joining 16,000 other students from across Alberta for We Day Alberta 2013.
It was a day full of incredible speakers, motivational topics and the encouragement many students need to get started making a difference in this world. We Day, an initiative by Free the Children, founded by the Kielburger brothers, brings together students to talk about issues in our world, and let them know that the change can begin whenever we want it to.
The day started once everyone entered the Saddledome in Calgary to find individual bags to take home. They contained information about Free the Children initiatives and how to get involved with them. Every student also received a bracelet that whenever you clapped, it lit up. It was an interactive way to show everyone that each light could contribute to a brilliant spark. We Day made sure everybody knew that each person is a part of the movement for change.
We Day had many celebrated guests and performers to spread this year’s message about the importance of education. Students were lucky to see performers such as host Shawn Desman, Kardinal Offishall, Nelly Furtado, Down With Webster and the Kenyan Boys Choir. Speakers included Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, the Kielburger brothers, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III and Spencer West.
All in all, it was an incredible experience for anyone fortunate enough to join, and I can guarantee that in the upcoming year the movement will stay alive! Do not be surprised to see and hear what an amazing difference young people can make in your communities. The change can start anywhere, and We Day is making sure that the youth of today become the revolutionary leaders of tomorrow.
Miranda Rondeau is a Grade 12 student at W.G. Murdoch School in Crossfield.