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.
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.