By Tyler Sutherland
Former Irish president Mary Robinson will headline We Day Manitoba when it returns to MTS Centre on Wednesday, October 29.
Robinson joins an extensive list of speakers, musicians, and other performers for the Free the Children event.
Also appearing will be social advocate and filmmaker Kweku Mandela — also Nelson Mandela’s grandson — the band Hedley, Canadian astronaut Dr. Dave Williams, musician Kardinal Offishall, environmentalist Severn Suzuki and musician Shawn Desman.
“Today’s generation of young people — the Me to We generation — have the power to create and lead real systemic change through We Day, Canada’s national celebration of service,” said We Day co-founder Craig Kielburger. “Over 200,000 students, coast to coast from 5,000 schools, earn their tickets to We Day by committing to take action on local and global causes they care about. They are truly moving the needle on some of today’s most important issues.”
About 16,000 students are expected to attend the event, earning themselves a ticket by committing volunteerism, community outreach and social-justice work.