Liam and I had the opportunity to go into Vancouver and celebrate WE Day with our good friends from UrbanMommies, 3 Chickens and a Boat and One Crazy Kid. It was such an incredible day. There were thousands upon thousands of kids there who had earned their admission by giving back in their community.
The day was full of inspirational speeches, entertaining musicians and opportunities to learn about people and projects making a difference in the world. For a kid who wants to positively impact the world, it was a smorgasbord of ways to effect change. As a grown up, I loved watching Martin Sheen speak, also Silken Laumann, Hannah Alper, Leila Attar, Lisa Charleyboy and, as a major This Is Us fan, I loved seeing Lonnie Chavis. Sonreal and Grace Vanderwaal put on a great show and the crowd was pumped. Liam and I were dancing along and it was the most carefree we have felt in a long while. The day was the ultimate mommy-son bonding time and the energy was electric. There was singing and dancing and shouting. Hometown heroes Hedley closed the show on a high note.
It was a day of learning, celebrating and joy. Topics discussed included water quality in Africa, domestic violence, the opioid crisis, how zinc can save lives, body positivity, disability issues and many other important topics and how they are being addressed.
It’s easy to watch the news and feel depressed about the things going on in the world. Spending the day in the presence of nearly 20,000 world changers helped restore my faith in humanity and gave me a sense that we are going to be okay. If that many young people care that deeply, the future is going to be bright. Learn how to earn your way into WE Day here.
We went to the gift shop and got some coffee, tea and WE Families kits – one for us and one to give away. What’s inside?
Make lasting family memories and make a difference in the world with the WE Families Kit! Inside you’ll find activities, inspiration and fun ME to WE products to enjoy and share with your family. Along the way, you’ll grow closer to each other, be more engaged in your community and raise more compassionate kids. Your kit includes:
- various Rafiki bracelets
- an I am WE Rafiki bracelet
- an I am WE Minga bracelet
- discussion cards
- a notebook
- an activity book
- greeting cards
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Disclosure: We were hosted to attend WE Day but purchased the prize for this giveaway personally to be a blessing to another family as we were blessed to be in attendance.
Here are some of our photos from the day: