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September 27, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity/Webcast Notice: Nelly Furtado to Make Meaningful and Significant Announcement at Free The Children's We Day Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2011) - We Day – Juno and Grammy award winner, and international icon Nelly Furtado, together with international children's charity and educational partner, Free The Children, will be making a significant announcement today, Tuesday, September 27, impacting and empowering thousands of girls around the world. This announcement was foreshadowed in Furtado's twitter feed earlier this year, announcing her decision to donate money she received for agreeing to perform at a private concert.

The announcement will take place on stage at Toronto's Air Canada Centre in front of more than 18,000 youth, following her performance with the Kenyan Boys choir at Free The Children's We Day event in Toronto, the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind, igniting a movement of young people to create positive local and global change.

Following her on stage announcement, a press conference (which is also available via webcast) will be held at the Air Canada Centre. See below for details.

Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer/songwriter and Free The Children Ambassador
Craig Kielburger, children's rights activist and co-founder of Free The Children
Dalal Al-Waheidi, Director, MENA Region, Free The Children
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. EST: Nelly Furtado's special announcement and We Day performance with Kenyan Boys Choir
12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. EST: Press conference with Q&A
Air Canada Centre
40 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2X2
*Media enter through Gate 2, registration opens at 11:00 a.m. EST

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About Free The Children:

Free The Children is the world's largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, we are a charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. For additional information, visit:

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