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WE Day Atlantic announces lineup for Halifax event

Halifax pop-rock band Neon Dreams will be among the performs at WE Day in Halifax on Oct. 16, 2019.
Halifax pop-rock band Neon Dreams will be among the performers at WE Day in Halifax on Oct. 16, 2019. - Contributed
HALIFAX, N.S. —

Canada's annual celebration of youth empowerment and community activism, WE Day, returns to Halifax's Scotiabank Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 16 with a huge lineup of performers and speakers.

Thousands of students and teachers from around the Maritimes will attend the event recognizing youth who are making a difference locally and globally by applying new life skills to furthering social change in the classroom and the community.

WE Charity co-founder Craig Kielburger will be joined by performers including Halifax pop-rock band Neon Dreams, YouTube star Johnny Orlando and Canadian pop duo Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine.

Speakers and presenters include Margaret Trudeau, Nova Scotia singer Gizelle de Guzman, the Toronto creative collective Celebrity Marauders, astronaut-in-training Alyssa Carson, Dalhousie Student Union president Aisha Abawaj, 14-year-old climate change activist Quinn MacAskill and many more.

Students and teachers get to attend WE Day by taking part in the year-long WE Schools program, which provides them with curriculum and resources as well as encouraging them to take part in one local and one global cause over the course of the program.

The Halifax event takes place at Scotiabank Centre from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is one of a number of similar events that have involved more than 200,000 students from 10,000 schools, and 750,000 participants via the virtual WE Day Connect event.

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