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Nelly Furtado, Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Down With Webster and Shawn Desman
among the lineup announced for We Day Alberta
- Apply for media accreditation to attend We Day at www.weday.com/press - Full bios, photos and information on We Day Alberta available here Click to tweet: [email protected] announces #WeDay #Alberta lineup incl. @NellyFurtado @DaRealSD
@MagicJohnson @DOWNWITHWEBSTER @KardinalO @KARLWOLFs
Calgary, AB (October 2, 2013) – International charity and educational partner Free The Children,
alongside National Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS, officially announced the lineup of international
speakers and chart-topping performers set to inspire 16,000 students who have earned their way through
service to attend We Day Alberta on October 24, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
From musical sensations Nelly Furtado, Down With Webster and Kardinal Offishall, to inspirational
speakers like NBA legend Magic Johnson and human rights advocate Martin Luther King III, the
diverse lineup will join Free The Children co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger to share their passion
for change, international experiences, and energize the crowd with unforgettable performances.
Leading the crowd through a day full of educational speeches and show-stopping performances will be
platinum-selling, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording artist and host of We Day Alberta, Shawn
Desman.
The full list of speakers and performers announced to date include:
 Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) – NBA legend, two-time hall of famer and philanthropist
 Martin Luther King III – Human rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr.
 Nelly Furtado (@NellyFurtado) – GRAMMY® and JUNO award-winner and Free The Children
ambassador
 Shawn Desman (@DaRealSD) – Platinum-selling, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording
artist and host of We Day Alberta
 Down With Webster (@DOWNWITHWEBSTER) – Five-time JUNO Award-nominated, platinum
selling genre-defying band with new album, Party for your Life, coming out October 22nd
 Kardinal Offishall (@KardinalO) – Award-winning Canadian rapper and record producer
 Karl Wolf (@KARLWOLFs) – International recording artist, Socan & MTV Europe Music Award
winner
 Amanda Lindhout (@AmandaLindhout) – New York Times best-selling author of A House in the
Sky, Founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation
 Craig and Marc Kielburger (@CraigKielburger) – International activists and co-founders of Free
The Children
 Kenyan Boys Choir (@BoysChoirKenya) – Traditional African male choir, who sang at the 2009
inauguration of President Obama
 Youth speakers – Hannah Alper and Vishal Vijay
 Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children
ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his
wheelchair in June, 2012
 Robin Wiszowaty (@robininkenya) – Me to We motivational speaker, author, and Free The
Children Program Director in Ghana and Kenya
 Chris Tse – Me to We inspirational speaker, national spoken-word champion and humanitarian
“I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to attend We Day before and the energy in the stadium from the
thousands of passionate young people coming together as one team to change the world is simply
inspiring,” said Magic Johnson. “I’m excited to come back to We Day this year and celebrate the
incredible actions Alberta’s youth have taken over the past year.”
“We Day is the foundation to inspire a year of service and help students from across Alberta find their
passion for the causes they care about,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children. “But it
doesn’t stop there. Students are truly making real impact all year round. Last year alone students from
across the province logged over 820,000 volunteer hours for local and global organizations and donated
over 76,000 lbs of food to their local food banks.”
We Day is a stadium-sized educational event and a movement of young people leading local and global
change. Youth in attendance can’t buy a ticket to We Day; they earn it through service by committing to
take action on at least one local and one global initiative of their choice to better the world as part of Free
The Children’s year-long educational program, We Act. Since 2007, youth involved in the We Act
program have raised $37 million for over 1000 local and global causes, and logged more than 9.6 million
volunteer hours.
We Day is free of charge to the thousands of students and educators in attendance, thanks to the
generous support of sponsors led by National Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS.
Everyone can tune in on October 24, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. MT to watch the live stream of We Day Alberta on
www.weday.com.
Stay connected:
- Like We Day on Facebook: facebook.com/WeDay
- Twitter: @Freethechildren; @CraigKielburger
- Official Hashtag: #WeDay
- Visit www.weday.com
About Free The Children
Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner. Founded in 1995 by international
activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children believes in a world where young people are free to achieve
their fullest potential, and empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local
and global citizens. The organization‘s domestic programs—which includes We Day, Free The Children‘s
signature youth empowerment event—educate, engage and empower 1.7 million young people across
North America, the UK and around the world to become engaged global citizens. Its international projects
have brought more than 650 schools and school rooms to youth and provided clean water and sanitation,
health care and food security to one million people around the world, freeing children and their families
from the cycle of poverty.
The organization has received the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, the Human Rights
Award from the World Association of Non‐Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful
partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah's Angel Network. For more information, visit
www.freethechildren.com.
-30For more information on We Day or to request an interview with a We Day Speaker, please
contact:
Stephanie Lanari
Manager, PR & Publicity
416-706-3652
Ste[email protected]