Continuous volunteer work both locally and globally came full circle when the Carihi Interact Club was awarded 26 tickets for WE Day Vancouver.
Service is the only way to get a ticket to the annual event that celebrates young people who are making a difference.
This year, Carihi students were fortunate to be among the 20,000 B.C. youth who attended WE Day on Nov. 3 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
“It was overwhelming the amount of people who were all there for the right reasons,” said Sarah Robinson, student.
This was Robinson’s first time attending WE Day and she was inspired by the performances and speeches by popular figures and change makers such as the co-founders of the WE Movement, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Premier Christy Clark and Margaret Trudeau, among others.
“Every speaker and performer had their own unique cause they were promoting,” said Robinson. “My favourite was Margaret Trudeau. She was just so upbeat about the whole thing and really wanted to get her message across about mental health. She talked about her own experience with Bipolar Disorder. Speaking to an age group that will probably be going through many changes in the next couple of years, she really made it clear that it’s always okay to seek help.”
After the event the phrase ‘Me to We’, one of the main messages, held new meaning for Robinson.
“To me, [it] means that people can work together to make a change in the world,” she said. “You’re never in it alone.”
She also learned a lot about schools that have created Me to We Clubs.
“We want to incorporate more WE Movement fundraisers and initiatives into Carihi’s own existing clubs and programs to bring the idea of ‘Me to We’ into the school community,” she said.