All morning my email inbox has been bombarded by tweeters direct messages who are wondering as to what’s going on outside Rogers Arena. Well I thought the coverage on the local news outlets would have provided the answer, however, just in case you still are wondering why Rogers Arena is inundated with teenie boppers, it’s because of WE Day Vancouver 2010.
The goal through social media is to get 1 million “Likes” on Facebook as every “Like” results in sponsors donating $1 to Free the Children. So take a minute out of your busy life, login to Facebook and click the “Like” button. I mean you’re going to click to see last weekends photos anyways.
Free The Children’s We Day is more than just one day of celebration and inspiration. It’s a one-of-a-kind event and part of an innovative year-long program created to celebrate the power of young people to create positive change in the world.
The event kicks off a year-long program of action, called We Schools in Action. We Day is free of charge and open to any school that wants to be part of the experience. In exchange, each school group that attends is asked to make a commitment to follow the We Schools in Action program, which includes taking local and global action throughout the year.
Contrary to all the rumours out their Justin Bieber is not one of the scheduled appearances at todays event. Whether or not he is in town or not, I don’t care. Some of the speakers include, Al Gore, Martin Sheen, Hedley, Barenaked Ladies, Colbie Caillat, Rick Hansen and many, more. s to drive 1 million “Likes” to Facebook for We Day. For every “Like” the page gets, sponsors will donate $1 to Free the Children, which will ultimately providing incredible support to children struggling against poverty and exploitation around the world.