Ministry of Education
VANCOUVER – As more than 20,000 students came together at Rogers Arena on Oct. 22 to celebrate We Day Vancouver, the B.C. government announced it is again providing $100,000 to encourage students to embrace global awareness.
Education Minister Peter Fassbender made the announcement at a special education breakfast to kick off We Day along with teachers, other educators, superintendents and school administrators from throughout the province.
This is the fifth consecutive year the ministry has made a donation to Me To We and its partner organization Free the Children to support the event.
Recording artist, actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Selena Gomez hosted the star-studded event on the main stage which features Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Shawn Mendes and Kardinal Offishall.
We Day is an initiative of Free The Children, led by co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger. The goal of We Day Vancouver is to motivate youth to make a difference in their communities and around the world. Each student group that attends is asked to make a commitment of one local and one global action throughout the year in order to help create positive change in the world.