EMSB Has Strong Presence at WE Day

Montreal - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WE Day is a powerful, life-changing event that combines the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change. It brings together world-renowned speakers and award-winning performers with tens of thousands of young people to celebrate their contributions and kick-start another year of change. The program has evolved from a single event nearly eight years ago into a series of 14 stadium-sized events held across Canada, the United States and the UK. This past year, 200,000 students attended WE Day and left inspired to create change at local and global levels.

EMSB schools represented included: John Caboto Academy in Ahuntsic; John F. Kennedy High School and Perspectives I and II Alternative Schools in St. Michel; Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Nesbitt Elementary Schools and Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount; Rosemount High School; Dante Elementary School, John Paul I Junior High School and Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard; Dalkeith Elementary School in Anjou; Coronation Elementary School in Côte des Neiges; Marymount Academy International, Willingdon Elementary School and Focus and Mountainview Alternative High Schools in NDG; Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal Northl; LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent; Carlyle Elementary School in TMR;, Edward Murphy Elementary School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; Hampstead Elementary School; and Royal West Academy in Montreal West.

EMSB students Alysha Guarino from Lester B. Pearson High School and Monica Rosauri from Laurier Macdonald High School served as student spokespersons for the event. Guest speakers included singers Jordan Smith, Tyler Shaw and Alex Nevsky, actress Mia Farrow and the Celebrity Marauders

A number of EMSB students met with We Day Founder Craig Kielberger.