We Day's 2013 Vancouver lineup includes Kofi Annan and Romeo Dallarie

We Day 2013 Vancouver lineup set with Kofi Annan, Romeo Dallaire

The annual Me to We (Free the Children) youth concert and social change conference will go at Rogers Arena on October 18.

Free the Children has unveiled its 2013 lineup for We Day in Vancouver, featuring former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Honourable Romeo A. Dallaire, former Canadian Lieutenant-General, author, and public speaker.

The event will be hosted by MTV host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, and will feature musical guests Hedley, Down With Webster, and the Kenyan Boys Choir. Other speakers include Spencer West, Robin Wiszowaty, and humanitarian crusader Martin Luther King III.

As usual, founders Craig and Marc Kielburger will be on hand to lead the cheer for youth and the future in front of 18,000 screaming teenage students in Rogers Arena.

We Day 2013 will be held in Vancouver on October 18. (Toronto’s We Day goes on September 20, and the event will dip south into Minnesota for October 8.)

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We Day is an annual tour by Free the Children and its spawn organization, Me to We, which urges and encourages social change. All in attendance are invited, and all have participated in some kind of social service, whether its volunteer work around the community or for their school, or the “coin drive” from 2012, which you can see in the video below.

Past We Days in Vancouver have included Desmond Tutu and Magic Johnson in 2012, and Mikhail Gorbachev, Mia Farrow, and Shaquille O’Neal in 2011.

*Highlights below…

Penny Drive from 2012 – Windermere Secondary student Martina Kamdar

Shaquille O’Neal (2011)

Mia Farrow (2011)

Mikhail Gorbachev (2011)

Desmond Tutu (2012)

Magic Johnson (2012)

Demi Lovato and Cody Simpson (2012)

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