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Avril Lavigne, Adam Beach and Karina LeBlanc announced to join lineup at We Day
- Full bios, photos and information on We Day Vancouver available here - MTV and Much to simulcast 2013 broadcast Nov. 11 Click to tweet: [email protected] @mtvcanada @much announce new additions to #WeDay #Vancouver
lineup incl. @AvrilLavigne @shawnatleo @karinaleblanc
Vancouver, BC (October 16, 2013) – Announced today, platinum-selling singer and songwriter, Avril
Lavigne, Golden Globe-nominated actor, Adam Beach, goalkeeper for the Canadian Women's National
Soccer team, two-time Olympian and bronze medalist at the London 2012 games, Karina LeBlanc and
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, will be joining Former
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, Martin Luther King III, Hedley, Romeo Dallaire
and other previously announced speakers and performers for We Day Vancouver on October 18 at the
Rogers Arena.
Hosted by MTV’s Aliya-Jasmine Sovani and Scott Willats, the event will be taped for broadcast,
premiering Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET on MTV and Much, and will be streamed live at
www.MTV.ca/weday starting at 9:30 a.m. PST.
The star-studded lineup at We Day Vancouver includes:
Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) – Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace
Laureate, who has recently launched the ‘Kofi Annan Dialogues’, a series of online conversations
inspiring young people to lead
Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.
Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) – Platinum-selling singer and songwriter, Founder & President of
the Avril Lavigne Foundation
Adam Beach – Golden Globe-nominated actor
Karina LeBlanc (@karinaleblanc) – Goalkeeper for the Canadian Women's National Soccer
team, two-time Olympian and bronze medalist at the London 2012 games
Hedley (@Hedleyonline) – Multi-platinum, JUNO and MMVA Award-winning recording artists
The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire – Lieutenant-General and author
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
Cast members from the Emmy-nominated TV series DEGRASSI (@Degrassi)
MTV hosts Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (@AliyaJasmine) and Scott Willats (@scottywillats) – hosts
National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo – National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
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
Molly Burke (@mollymetowe) – Visually impaired Me to We motivational speaker who speaks
out against bullying and the power of hope
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
We Day is a stadium-sized educational event and a movement of young people leading local and global
change. Students can’t buy a ticket to We Day; they earn it through service, by committing to take action
on one local and one global initiative of their choice through the year-long We Act program. We Act
supports students and educators with free educational resources, student-led campaigns and support
materials to help turn the event‘s inspiration into sustained activation. Since 2007, youth involved in the
We Act program have raised $37 million dollars for over 1000 local and global causes and logged more
than 9.6 million volunteer hours.
The 2013/2014 We Day season will see more than 160,000 in attendance, and millions more watching
online at www.MTV.ca/weday and through the broadcast special premiering Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
ET on MTV and Much; and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. ET on CTV.
The largest season to date, We Day will stop in twelve cities across North America and for the first time
ever internationally with We Day UK in spring 2014, truly making this a global movement for change.
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.
Stay connected:
 Like We Day on Facebook: facebook.com/WeDay
 Twitter: @Freethechildren; @CraigKielburger
 Official Hashtag: #WeDay
 Visit www.weday.com
About Free The Children
About MTV
About Much
-30For more information on We Day or to request an interview with a We Day Speaker, please
Lauren Stasila
Associate Director PR & Publicity, We Day
[email protected]
For more information on MTV and Much, please contact:
Nicola Krishna
MTV and Much
[email protected]