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NSD students celebrate making a difference at WE Day Alberta

Posted on October 18

Bill Woodward School students celebrating and being inspired at WE Day

Bill Woodward School students celebrating and being inspired at WE Day

Once again in multi-coloured t-shirts, "Team Northland" celebrated accomplishments and left inspired while attending WE Day Alberta for the third year in a row. The event took place at Rogers Place in Edmonton for the first time. In previous years, WE Day Alberta was located at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. 

Out of the estimated 16,000 students in attendance, over 170 NSD students from Anzac, Calling Lake, Elizabeth Métis Settlement, Fishing Lake Métis Settlement, Fort Chipewyan, Grouard and Wabasca-Desmarais earned tickets by performing generous acts. 

Following the show on October 12th, Ms. Morgan, Bill Woodward School Teacher said via, Twitter, "Wow!! The BWS [Bill Woodward School] WE Club had a BLAST at - we are so excited to get back to Anzac and start our winter clothing drive!"

Prior to being inspired by others who overcame obstacles and watching musical acts such as Keshia Chanté, Lorraine Cardinal-Roy, Director of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learner Success, assisted with the start of the show by performing the blessing and the land acknowledgment. Click here to watch the video. 

2017-2018 WE Schools Highlights

In 2017-2018, 10 schools represented NSD at WE Day in Calgary. Click here to view how St. Theresa School and Anzac Community School are making a difference locally and globally. 

Information about WE Movement

The WE Movement brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. The belief is driving a movement to shift the world from "me" to "we". It’s a movement that empowers all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

In 1995, at 12 years old, Craig Kielburger told his class about Iqbal Masih, a child labourer who
escaped slavery but was murdered after raising his voice. At first, Craig felt powerless against a
challenge as massive as child labour. But when he reached out to his classmates, he immediately
found allies. Soon, other children joined his cause. What started as a group of twelve 12-year-olds,
grew into a movement.

More than two decades later, Craig, his brother Marc, and a devoted team have evolved the group
into a powerful movement dedicated to change at home, abroad, and within each and every one of
us. This philosophy comes to life for youth through the WE Schools program and WE Day. Visit www.we.org for more information.