We Day

We Day

October 22, 2014 10:04 ET

Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Nick Jonas, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Come Together at We Day Vancouver to Inspire Young People to Change the World

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2014) -

- We Day streams live today from 9 a.m. PT at www.mtv.ca/weday -

- Photos available at www.weday.com/vancouver-epk by 3:30 p.m. PT -

- We Day Vancouver is free to thousands of students thanks to sponsors led by National Co-Titles RBC and TELUS -

- MTV broadcasts one-hour We Day special November 11, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET and on CTV, Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. ET -

Today the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind, We Day, along with National Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS, will bring together renowned speakers and chart-topping musical artists including Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Nick Jonas, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Shawn Mendes, Debby Ryan and Donnie Yen, amongst others with international activists and co-founders of We Day, Craig and Marc Kielburger, at We Day Vancouver engaging and inspiring 20,000 students from over 1,000 schools to take action on local and global causes that are important to them.

We Day Vancouver highlights some of the greatest social issues of today and provides the young people in attendance, and tens of thousands more watching the event streamed live on MTV.ca, ways in which they can find their place within the movement to create global change. Selena Gomez, actress, multi-platinum recording artist and host of We Day Vancouver, will lead the crowd through a day full of powerful educational speeches, inspirational moments and electric performances. A few must-see moments include:

  • New to the We Day stage, multi-platinum award-winning performer and actress, Jennifer Lopez makes a SURPRISE appearance performing a medley of her greatest hits.
  • We Day alum, actor and humanitarian Orlando Bloom speaks about a personal life-changing moment that allowed him to overcome the impossible. After falling from a three story building at the age of 19, Orlando had a compound fracture and was told he may never walk again. After 12 days in the hospital, Orlando got up and walked, highlighting that we all have the strength within to conquer life's obstacles.
  • Youth will be out of their seats for a performance by multi-talented recording artist and actor Nick Jonas who is set to sing his second official single Jealous off of his upcoming self-titled solo album.

"I am so happy to be back and hosting We Day Vancouver this year," said actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Selena Gomez. "These youth are changing the world and being a part of this inspirational event has been truly life-changing."

"It's great to be back at We Day," said actor and humanitarian Orlando Bloom. "These young people have the strength of character to do anything they set their minds to. Their desire to make a difference in the world is remarkable, and what they have achieved is inspiring."

"I'm excited to return to the inspiring event that is We Day, in Vancouver," said multi-talented recording artist and actor Nick Jonas. "To be able to take the stage and share my new music for the We Day crowd of youth, who have come together to make a difference in the world, is such an amazing experience."

"Today we have chart-topping artists, spoken word poets, dance troops, world-renowned speakers and incredible youth on the We Day stage addressing issues and causes they are passionate about to encourage youth in the audience to find their spark and take action locally and globally," said We Day co-founder Craig Kielburger. "We Day is the inspiration and a celebration for service and the real work starts when these students go back to their classrooms and communities to take action on causes and issues important to them. Since 2007, students involved have been able to achieve remarkable social change raising $45 million for more than 1,000 local and global causes, collecting 5.6 million pounds of food for local food banks and logging 14.6 million hours of volunteer service."

We Day is the movement of our time - a movement of young people leading local and global change. Taking the philanthropic world by storm with events in the US, UK and Canada. We Day is one of the world's largest registered charities on social media, with more than five million followers. This year alone 200,000 young people will come together in stadium gatherings in 14 cities to take part in this unprecedented educational initiative. You can't buy a ticket to We Day-young people earn them by taking on one local and one global action. We Day is free of charge to the thousands of students and educators in attendance, thanks to the generous support of sponsors led by National Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS.

More than a one-day event, We Day is connected to the year-long We Act program, which provides educational resources and campaigns to help young people turn the day's inspiration into sustained action. We Day and We Act are cause inclusive, empowering young people to find their passion and create the change they want to see. By taking action on one local and one global cause, students are equipped with the tools to succeed academically, in the workplace and as active citizens. Together, We Day and We Act form a blueprint for building the next generation of global citizens.

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