We Day in Toronto took place on Friday (September 20) and it was a day of inspiration and hope. So many great speakers were present for the day and performers filled the day with energy. If you’re wanting to be surprised for the television program airing November 11 , then don’t read any more! But if you want to hear all about the day, continue reading!
The day was filled with speakers like Martin Luther King III, Kathleen Wynne and Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons, Spencer West and Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to travel to space. He said that, “The sky is NOT the limits,” getting a round of applause from the 20,000 attendees at the Air Canada Centre. Of course, the best speech was from Mark and Craig Kielburger, the founders of Free The Children and the face of We Day events across the country. When they speak, they are so mesmerizing. I found it hard to look away from them while they spoke. They mentioned that over 9.6 million volunteer hours were conducts this year, which is over 1000 years of community service! Wow! All the speeches were both encouraging and insightful. It’s truly a one of a kind event that will change anyone’s attitudes when they attend it.
Now on to the performances! The Jonas Brothers were the first performers singing “Pom Poms.” They were on before 10 a.m., making me think that more mornings should be like this. Serena Ryder sang “What I Wouldn’t Do,” Austin Mahone sang “What About Love” and Imagine Dragons, who were recently added to the We Day lineup, sang “Radioactive.” The coolest performance was from the Barenaked Ladies, who had Chris Hadfield perform with them on their song “Is Somebody Singing”. My favourite performance was from the girl who closed the show, Demi Lovato. She sang “Skyscraper” first, with co-host Darren Criss playing the piano. She was also backed up by the Kenyan boys choir. Then ended the show with “Neon Lights” with everyone jumping around and dancing. She is a Free The Children ambassador and said a short speech before performing, telling everyone that we have the power to change the world. Everyone knows she’s an amazing role model and this just adds to the list of “Amazing Things About Demi.”
To see all the amazing things about We Day, check out the broadcast airing November 11. For now, watch Demi’s performance of “Skyscraper” below.