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‘We Day’ Returning to MTS Centre on October 30

September 25, 2012 9:46 AM | Entertainment

Free the Children’s “We Day” is returning to Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on October 30.

The lineup of attendees was announced Tuesday, with Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Laureate, as the staple.

The day-long event will inspire and empower almost 18,000 youth in attendance from 380 schools across Manitoba.

“We are so excited to be returning back to Manitoba for a second We Day at the MTS Centre,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children. “Over the past year, we have seen such an incredible youth-led movement transpire across the province — from dances and candy-grams, to collecting non-perishable food and organizing discussions about Aboriginal issues — we are so thrilled to see youth mobilizing, fundraising and taking action on a variety of local and international causes, contributing to a global movement of active citizenship.”

Who else is coming?

Mikhail Gorbachev — Former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Laureate
• Honourable Kevin Chief — Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities
• A performance by ONE DROP, a Cirque du Soleil Founder’s initiative
Liz Murray — Author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Breaking Night: My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Lights — JUNO Award winner and Canadian electro-rock singer, songwriter
Hannah Taylor — 16 year old social activist and founder of The Ladybug Foundation and The Ladybug Foundation Education Program
• Honourable Justice Sinclair — Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Manitoba’s first Aboriginal Judge
Shawn Desman — Platinum selling, JUNO and MMVA Award winning recording artist
Victoria Duffield — Canadian singer, actor and dancer
Spencer West — Me to We motivational speaker and Free The Children ambassador
Jesse Giddings — Recording artist and TV personality (host of We Day Manitoba)
Allstar Weekend — Pop rock recording artists
Justin Nozuka — Canadian singer-songwriter
Robb Nash — Winnipeg native and motivational speaker