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Why do celebrities go to We Day

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Why do celebrities go to We Day

By: Guest Blogger
Today is We Day in Vancouver. Some of you may be wondering what exactly is a We Day? Well, We Day was created by Free the Children founders Marc and Craig Kielburger in order to celebrate kids who are giving back to both their local and international community. We Days occur across Canada, the US and the UK and are an opportunity for us to acknowledge the amazing work these young people have done. But it's also a way inspire these kids to further change the world, whether that be through battling hunger, helping to end poverty or just sewing socks for their local homeless shelter. It's about changing the world through simple acts! Every We Day includes of host of celebrities who talk about their experiences giving back and inspire the kids to give further. We Day Vancouver attendees will enjoy talks from Orlando Bloom, Selena Gomez and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. So why do these celebrities go to We Day? Obviously there are a host of other things they could be doing Orlando could be making another Pirates movie. But instead of making movies or hanging with their family, they come to We Day! At this year's We Day Toronto we asked some of the celeb attendees why they came. Here are their inspiring answers. "It’s always cool when kids can see their favourite musicians, politicians, actors, all these cool people from around the planet, and they speak to them directly. You just feel that message more. And I think that’s what We Day is all about, kids knowing that we’re all on the same playing field when it comes to doing more and giving back." Kardinal Offishall KendrickLamar "I love the fact that these kids are doing something not only to inspire themselves, but they’re inspiring me as well. Me coming here is almost like we’re feeding off each other’s energy. They’re doing more for me then they know." Kendrick Lamar Hedley "We Day is no longer just an event. It’s this cultural shift taking place." Hedley Big-Sean "My mom said you have to start a foundation. Once I started it, I saw how it affected people and how taking care of kids, giving them uniforms when they couldn’t afford them, giving them school supplies, taking care of families who couldn’t afford Thanksgivings, all these things really touch people. Brought tears to them. Once those happened, I was like I have to make sure I always give back." Big Sean Kweku-Mandela "I want to kind of tell these young kids that they can ultimately change their community, their nation, their world. They’re not just our future, they’re really our guiding light." Kweku Mandela "It’s helping kids be able to make change and know that they are not powerless. That they can do amazing things" R5 EdRobertson "I brought my daughter and close friend of hers years ago. And I was just floored by the energy and the enthusiasm in the room." Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies Photography by Aimee Nishitoba    
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