It has been called the Olympics for
change-makers. The annual WE Day event took place in late October at Bell MTS
Place and Pembina Trails was well represented.
Students and staff from 23 schools across our
division took part in the day that aims to motivate and inspire social action. Celebrity
presenters, speakers and performers included Kareem Abdu Jabbar, Auli’I
Cravalho, Pembina Trails Alternative High School graduate Tyrell Bird and educator
A number of other Pembina Trails students had
the opportunity to take the stage and/or attend special award ceremonies,
including École secondaire Oak Park High School’s Skylar Ferguson and Van Walleghem School’s
Jasmyn Singh, who were both honoured
with Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.
Gill, a student from École Viscount Alexander, had the opportunity to share her
school’s ME2WE initiatives on stage.
Charleswood School’s Julian Chuckry performed in the opening act.
School’s Tea Project was also featured as a creative way to get young
students involved in social action.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in WE
and will continue to be change-makers throughout the year.