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KW Street Beat: We Day Vancouver

October 24, 2014

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KWStreetBeat: Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Come together to make an IMPACT at We Day Vancouver, on October 22nd, 2014 and Kidzworld got an inside look at the action.

Kidzworld as We Day!Kidzworld as We Day!Courtesy of m!Media

We Day highlights some of the greatest social issues of today and provides the young people in attendance & tens of thousands more watching the event streamed live on MTV.ca ways in which they can find their place with in the movement to create social change. Every single kid in the building at Rogers Arena leaves feeling empowered to make an impact on the world around them. The arena was electric with screams of excitement as celebrity after celebrity took the stage sharing stories relating to the young generation of way makers in attendance. Obstacles that were over come, messages of hope and enlightenment, proving over and over no matter who said they couldn't - they DID! 

We Day host Selena GomezWe Day host Selena GomezCourtesy of m!Media

Selena Gomez, actress, multi platinum recording artist and host of We Day Vancouver, led the crowd through a day filled with inspirational speeches, educational moments and electric performances. 

We Day Surprise Guest, Jennifer LopezWe Day Surprise Guest, Jennifer LopezCourtesy of m!Media

The day began with a press conference with WE Day Alum, Orlando Bloom and Free the Children, Me to We & We Day Co- Founder Craig Kielburger.

Craig Kielburger and Orlando BloomCraig Kielburger and Orlando BloomCourtesy of m!Media

These gentlemen, introduced us to the movement Free the Children and talked about how Me to We eventually became We Day. Each speaking briefly about their personal reasons for being so inspired and involved. 

Travis Price, Co-Founder of Pink Shirt Anti Bullying DayTravis Price, Co-Founder of Pink Shirt Anti Bullying DayCourtesy of m!Media

For Craig, the choice was simple - at 12 years old he did the unthinkable, he decided to change the world. One morning as he was getting ready for school, while eating breakfast he reached for the morning newspaper to see the comic section. That morning front page headline read, "Battled Child Labor, Boy, 12, Murdered". Being 12 himself, Craig felt an immediate connection and took the story to school. When he asked his class for help to tackle the issue of child labor, 11 students raised their hands. Free the Children was born. 

Hannah Alper, 11 year old Me to We Inspirational Speaker Hannah Alper, 11 year old Me to We Inspirational Speaker Courtesy of m!Media

For Orlando Bloom, the choice to get involved in important social causes came a little later in life. Actor and humanitarian, Orlando shared a story in which after living a life he felt lacked purpose.. it took falling out of a three story window at 19 and being told he would never walk again - to really wake him up to the reality of the preciousness of life. Not old did he walk again but he gained a new desire to give back, to be present, and to live life worthily. 

Orlando Bloom, Humanitarian / ActorOrlando Bloom, Humanitarian / ActorCourtesy of m!Media

During the press Q & A, a young elementary school aged reporter asked Orlando, "What does it take to change the world?"  He reply simply, "It takes, You". 

Liz Trinnear, Much Host and Debby Ryan, ActressLiz Trinnear, Much Host and Debby Ryan, ActressCourtesy of m!Media

Rooted in the belief that every young person has the power to change the world, We Day brings a generation of young leaders together to prove that no one is alone in their desire for change. Empowering youth to move the needle on the most pressing local and global issues of our time. We Day celebrates the potential of young people, just like you, to create the change they want to see. 

Capilano University, Can't Stop the BeatCapilano University, Can't Stop the BeatCourtesy of m!Media

With over 20000 young people and educators , from over 700 different school some of whom traveled from as far away as Whitehorse, Yukon and Yellowknife the furthest school had to travel over 2374 Kilometers or 1475 Miles!! 

Robin Wiszowaty, Me to We motivational Speaker with Mama Helen Kenyen Me to We ArtisanRobin Wiszowaty, Me to We motivational Speaker with Mama Helen Kenyen Me to We ArtisanCourtesy of m!Media

The day was one exciting speaker after another educating us, challenging us, inspiring us! 

Shawn Mendes, SingerShawn Mendes, SingerCourtesy of m!Media

Kardinal Offishall, Award winning Rap artist Kardinal Offishall, Award winning Rap artist Courtesy of m!Media

JRDN JRDN Courtesy of m!Media

Neverest, MMVA - Nominated Canadian Pop-Rock Band Neverest, MMVA - Nominated Canadian Pop-Rock Band Courtesy of m!Media

Selena Gomez, Actress and Host of We Day VancouverSelena Gomez, Actress and Host of We Day VancouverCourtesy of m!Media

Liz Trinnear with Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis Grammy Award winning Hip Hop ArtistsLiz Trinnear with Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis Grammy Award winning Hip Hop ArtistsCourtesy of m!Media

Capilano University, Can't Stop the BeatCapilano University, Can't Stop the BeatCourtesy of m!Media

Spencer West, We Day Motivational SpeakerSpencer West, We Day Motivational SpeakerCourtesy of m!Media

One of messages I am walking away with from the We Day experience, 

Figure our what YOU are passionate about, then find a way to move from ME to WE. 

If you would like to find out how you can get involved in your own community, TELUS is running a promotion to help you more easily get involved with Me to We where ever you are, connect with the WE365 App, available in the App Store & Google Play. 

Check out the video here: http://we365.com