The day was meant as a reward for making positive change, but it serves as a great influence as well.
There were 27 Langdon School students part of the roughly 16,000 who spent Nov. 1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary taking part in We Day, an initiative to reward and inspire kids in Grades 5 to 12 who are change-makers in their communities.
The group left the event, which featured speeches and performances from the likes of George Takei, Rick Hansen, Lindsay Ell and Shawn Hook among many others, with the energy to keep doing great things to help others around them.
“This was a motivational day for students to get involved in their school, community and the world,” said Langdon School teacher Susanne Moskal. “Students were encouraged to make a difference and be the change-makers.
“Students learned that even small changes can have a huge impact. After the day, their view of the world had changed.”
There are several things this group of Langdon Leaders were extremely proud of during the past 2016-17 year. They raised $2,500 to support the Health pillar for people in Nicaragua through candy gram sales at Valentine’s Day and a they had a family fun event called Neon Night.
One of the biggest events was planned by this group of 35 students focus on breaking the stigma surrounding mental with Langdon’s Headstrong Summit.
They also worked with the students in the school to raise more $9,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, through a day of Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart.
All this work is what made Marc and Craig Kielburger create the We Foundation in the first place and start spreading their message around the world that making small contributions can create a sea of change.
“Students and leadership advisors look forward to this day as there are motivational speakers, famous people and popular musicians,” Moskal said. “It encourages students to want to be a part of more service projects throughout the year.”