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WE Day

June 30, 2017 07:00 ET

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Announced to Join WE Day Canada Lineup

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 30, 2017) -

- WE Day Canada will inspire young people and their families across the country to unite, step up and build a stronger and more caring and compassionate future Canada over the next 150 years -
- WE Day Canada is part of the Government of Canada's weekend long celebrations in the capital region -
- On July 2, Canadians across the country can watch WE Day Canada live on WE's Facebook page -
- WE Day Canada will be taped for a special broadcast airing Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m. EDT on CTV -

Announced today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will take to the WE Day Canada stage, July 2, 2017 on Parliament Hill. Alongside previously released speakers and performers, including Barenaked Ladies, Marc Dupré, Nelly Furtado, Hedley, Tom Jackson, Governor General of Canada David Johnston, Alex Nevsky, Lilly Singh, Les Trois Accords, Margaret Trudeau and more. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will address tens of thousands of young people and their families expected in attendance at the live, public, outdoor celebration.

Click here to watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pledge to Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking over WE's Instagram today. Follow along here.

Also announced today, a special guest will make a surprise appearance on the evening of July 2. This extraordinary Canadian musical and cultural icon will take to the WE Day stage for an emotional and unforgettable moment. Follow WE's social channels for ongoing updates.

Taking place July 2, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT on Parliament Hill, WE Day Canada -- the first-ever outdoor festival WE Day event of its kind -- will inspire young people and their families across the country to unite, step up and build a stronger and more caring and compassionate future Canada over the next 150 years. Ready to build a stronger future together, exceptional Canadian youth paired with iconic national celebrities and thought leaders will take to the WE Day Canada stage of the free public event for an evening of epic performances, inspiring speeches and incredible celebration.

For more than 20 years, WE has empowered young Canadian change-makers from coast to coast. WE Day -- launched in Canada in 2007 -- is a powerful global series of life-changing events that bring young people together through service to celebrate the impacts they have made on their local and global communities. As a Canada 150 signature event, WE Day Canada will close out the long-weekend celebrations by setting the stage for the next 150 years.

The full list of WE Day Canada hosts, performers and speakers announced to date includes:

Hosts: Tyrone Edwards, Jus Reign, Maripier Morin, Kardinal Offishall, Nicolas Ouellet and Chloe Wilde

Performers: Mustafa Ahmed, Barenaked Ladies, Marc Dupré, Nelly Furtado, Hedley, Tom Jackson, Celebrity Marauders, Alex Nevsky, Lilly Singh, The Tenors, and Les Trois Accords

Speakers: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and Sara Abdessamie, Hannah Alper, Dalal Al-Waheidi, Annie Bartlett, Jeffrey Beausoleil, National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Émilie Bierre, Amelie Boissoneau, Caleb Burt, Michel Chikwanine, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Kaiya and Aiyana Leonard La Couvée, Roméo Dallaire, Alexandre Despatie, Hassan Guillet, Chris Hadfield, Rick Hansen, Aqsa Hussain, Camille Ingles-Fortier, Governor General of Canada David Johnston, Sinthusha Kandiah, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Simon Keith, Tracie Leost, Massi Mahiou, Connor McKiggan, Elliot Miville-Deschênes, Hani Al Moulia, Ashley Murphy, President Natan Obed, Penny Oleksiak, Steve Patterson, Chantal Petitclerc, Anya Pogharian, Joannie Rochette, Mila Solaja, Tedario Speranza, P.K. Subban, Jacob Tremblay, Margaret Trudeau, Masai Ujiri, Dr. Stanley Vollant, and Pearl Wenjack.

Canadians from across the country can take part in WE Day Canada by watching the event roll out live on WE's Facebook page. WE Day Canada will also be taped for a special broadcast airing Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. EDT on CTV and Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9 p.m. EDT on MUCH.

WE Day Canada is part of the Government of Canada's weekend long celebrations in Canada's capital region and made possible thanks to the support of senior advisor and executive producer Jeffrey Latimer and Honourary Co-Chair National Chief Perry Bellegarde.

WE Day Canada is presented by RBC, TELUS, Seventh Generation, and Teck, along with partners including: Canada 150 Champion, The Jim Pattison Group; Canada 150 Champion Families, Paul & Leah Atkinson & Family, Kevin & Mandi Kimsa & Family, and Mark & Sarah Wellings & Family; In-Kind Partners, Cadillac Fairview, WestJet, Freshii, and Farmboy; and, Amplification Partners, Cineplex Entertainment, Facebook Canada, PATTISON Onestop, The Globe and Mail and LeDroit.

Watch the official WE Day Canada promo video here.

Watch WE.ca and WE Day's social media handles for more WE Day Canada news.

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About WE Day
WE Day is part of WE -- an organization that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. A unique family of organizations, WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering change with resources that create sustainable impact, and ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences that allow people to do good through their everyday choices. The celebration of that change happens at WE Day -- inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world. You can't buy a ticket to WE Day -- young people earn their entry by taking action on one local and one global cause. WE Day unites world renowned speakers, presenters and award-winning performers with thousands of young people and families to celebrate and inspire another year of incredible change. This year alone more than 200,000 young people will come together in 17 stadium gatherings across Canada, the U.S. and U.K. to take part in this unprecedented educational initiative.

A movement of 3.4 million young people supporting 2,500+ local and global causes, we've provided more than 1 million people with clean water and built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, giving more than 200,000 children access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Join the WE movement today at www.we.org.

About The Government of Canada's 150 Initiative
www.canada.ca/150

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Kendra Thompson
    Associate Director, PR & Publicity, WE Day
    1-647-607-9564
    kendra.thompson@we.org

    Sarah Evans
    Associate Director, PR & Publicity, WE Day
    1-647-462-0654
    sarah.evans@we.org