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Over 750 local students to welcome Neverest and interactive tour June 9

Released by Robyn Bluestein, WCCT

 

Spencer West (C), along with members of chart-topping, MMVA nominated Canadian group, Neverest and 11-year-old activist Hannah Alper.

 

en weeks. Nine provinces. Ninety stops. One epic Canadian road trip. The We Create Change Tour will be stopping in Chilliwack on Monday, June 9. This inspiring event, will celebrate the incredible actions students in Chilliwack have taken over the past year to provide their peers overseas in developing communities with access to education.

 

Gathering over 750 students from schools across Chilliwack at Mt. Slesse Middle School, this interactive educational event headlined by Me to We motivational speaker Spencer West, along with friends from chart-topping, MMVA nominated Canadian group, Neverest and 11-year-old activist Hannah Alper, will explore the issue of equal access to education through inspirational speeches, show-stopping performances and special surprises.

 

Told that he would never be a functioning member of society after losing both his legs at the age of five, Spencer West strives to redefine what is possible and inspires millions of people with powerful stories of overcoming challenges. West made world headlines when he reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and completed a 300 km trek across Alberta on his hands and in his wheelchair all in support of clean water projects through Free The Children.

 

The We Create Change Tour is West’s third initiative with Free The Children and this time he is focused on raising awareness about and support for the fifty-seven million children across the world who are still denied the opportunity to go to school. This first of its kind Canada-wide road trip runs from April 11- June 17.

 

For more information, visit www.freethechildren.com

 

 

WHAT

During the school year, students and schools across Canada have been working to support Free The Children’s school building efforts through bake sales, school dances and the We Create Change campaign - collecting coins from friends, family and community members to fill special We Create Change cardboard schoolhouse coin boxes. 

The We Create Change Tour celebrates the incredible actions students and schools have taken to provide their peers overseas in developing communities with access to education.

 

WHO

Over 750 students from local schools will join an exciting line-up of speakers and performers including:

·        Spencer West, Me to We Speaker and Free The Children Ambassador

·        Hannah Alper, 11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist

·        Neverest, chart-topping, MMVA nominated Canadian pop-rock band

 

WHEN

Monday, June 9

Event start time: 9:00 a.m.

Event end time: 10:00 a.m.