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Calling all change-makers! WE Day Toronto 2017 is almost here and that means it’s time to get inspired and be the change you want to see in the world.
Taking place at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday, September 28, WE Day Toronto will feature a lineup of huge musical performers and incredible speakers for an event that aims to create a more compassionate and caring world.
Available to be live streamed around the world on MTV.ca, WE Day Toronto is entering its 10th year and is bigger and better than ever, with this years’ lineup including past WE Day performers and new faces to the WE Day family.
Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson will keep the party going by taking on hosting duties for WE Day Toronto. Not only will the Grammy-winning singer be appearing throughout the show as a host, she’s also scheduled to perform for the first time ever at WE Day.
Clarkson won’t be the only performer for WE Day Toronto. WE Day veterans Hedley will hit the stage to rock out, along with Canadian singer Shawn Hook and High School Musical actor and singer Vanessa Hudgens, with the duo performing their new single “Reminding Me.” Girl Meets World actor Sabrina Carpenter an Descendants star Sofia Carson are set to perform, along with the Celebrity Marauders, Kenyan Boys Choir and Marlowe Stone.
Canadian Olympians Andre De Grasse and Penny Oleksiak will be in attendance at WE Day Toronto along with Paralympian Rick Hansen. Also returning to this year’s Toronto event will be actor and activists Mia Farrow and George Takei and actor Bailee Madison. Viewers will have their imaginations sparked thanks to inspiring speeches from writer Lisa Charleyboy, teen activist Robyn Hamlyn, The Validation Project founder Valerie Weisler, actor Milllie Davis, activist Mpumi Nobiva, as well as Ashleigh and Emma Dzis, Carol Todd and Celeste and Crystal Cere.
More WE Day favourites who will also be returning to inspire viewers on September 28 include YouTube star Lilly Singh, social activist Spencer West, singer and Teen Wolf actor Jordan Fisher, and Canadian actor Jacob Tremblay.
Known for his groundbreaking work with the Paris Treaty, first time WE Day speaker and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be making his WE Day debut in Toronto. Also appearing for the first time will be Stranger Things actor Gaten Matazzaro, who recently appeared in Katy Perry’s video for “Swish Swish.” Filmmaker and journalist Alexandre Trudeau will also be appearing at WE Day, following in the footsteps of his brother, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Event hosts for WE Day Toronto 2017 include E!/Much host Tyrone Edwards and etalk reporter and Much host Liz Trinnear, along with youth hosts Hannah Alper and Tai Young. As always, WE co-founders and international activists Craig and Marc Kielburger will be on stage to share their stories and inspire passion for change and action among all those in attendance and watching from home.
“WE Day celebrates a generation of empowered youth, who have come together in the hope that the world can be better a place,” says Craig Kielburger. “You couldn’t imagine a more incredible energy as the stadium fills with the country’s next generation of change-makers, committed to making a lasting difference across the globe. This year alone, we saw more than 3,000 schools and youth groups from across the province raise to the challenge of creating sustainable change, proving that together, we can make doing good, doable.”
As always, students are unable to buy tickets to WE Day and instead earn this admission by taking actions on a local and global level to help improve the lives of those around them.
Those who are unable to attend WE Day Toronto in person can still experience all the incredible performances and inspiring speeches by live streaming the event exclusively on MTV.ca.
WE Day Toronto will be taped for a special broadcast premiering on CTV Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET. The special encores on CTV Two Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10 p.m. ET.