Connor Franta, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Millie Davis are coming to Ottawa!
By Zoe Demarco
Olympic athletes, Juno award-nominated musicians and bestselling authors are bringing the WE Day magic to Canada’s capital! On November 14 the Canadian Tire Centre will play host to a day of inspiring speeches and show-stopping performances, all in celebration of service.
Thousands of young Ottawa change-makers will be in attendance to celebrate a year of incredible impacts, and gather the motivation to keep making a difference, locally and globally.
With the likes of actress Millie Davis, pop sensation Tyler Shaw and the always-hilarious Elle Mills, after November 14 Ottawa will be known as the city that fun found.
Catch a glimpse of the lineup below!
He’s YouTuber, People’s Choice Award winner, New York Times bestselling author and record label founder. This year alone he’s travelled to Kenya on a ME to WE Trip, run a full marathon and raised money for LGTBQ youth programming. There’s not much that Connor Franta can’t do. No matter the project, Connor puts his heart into everything he does—including encouraging youth to accept and love themselves and others. We’re honoured that Connor will be bringing his humour and inspiration to the WE Day stage this month!
This 7’2” former LA Laker has been called the greatest centre of all time. But as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and global cultural ambassador for the U.S., Kareem is much more than a basketball player.
A lifelong anti-bullying activist, Lizzie Velasquez uses her voice to remind others that words have power. As a TEDx speaker and author, she urges youth to always choose kindness and to have confidence in themselves. Lizzie is speaking out for those who can’t speak for themselves; we can’t wait to hear what she has to say when she takes the WE Day stage!
Whether it’s on the WE Day stage or his YouTube channel, Johnny Orlando uses the platform he’s been given to speak out on the causes he cares about. The Universal Music Canada recording artist is out to create a kinder internet and put a stop to bullying, once and for all. Whether he’s inspiring other youth to take a stand or belting out show-stopping songs, it’s hard not to listen when Johnny uses his voice.