Fort High students heading to ‘We Day’


There will be local representation at “We Day” in Winnipeg next week, with Fort Frances High School sending 36 students to take part.
Free The Children’s “We Day” brings together youth to celebrate the positive actions they are taking, and to build the momentum of the movement of young people making a difference in their communities and around the world.
“We are really lucky to get to go to it,” said Grade 11 student Dexter Fichuk.
He noted many of the students travelling to “We Day” are involved in groups at Fort High, such as the Mentoring Committee and The Mob/Saving Faces.
“We wanted people who can bring a lot back to the community,” he reasoned.
Fichuk said “We Day” is meant to inspire the youth movement for global change, explaining the day-long event ignites a year-long program called “We Schools in Action.”
In cities across Canada, including the event in Winnipeg on Wednesday (Nov. 23), inspirational speeches and performances are offered to young leaders.
Students then bring that energy home to take action on local and international issues all year long.
“I’m really excited,” enthused Fichuk, noting some big names will be involved in the event, such as Mia Farrow, Al Gore, Paul Martin, and the cast of “Degrassi.”
Some of the music guests will include Hedley, Shawn Desman, Down With Webster, Neverest, and Sierra Noble.
“We Day” in Winnipeg will take place at the MTS Centre, and it is expected 16,000 youth, educators, and friends will take part.
“I think it’s going to be really great,” Fichuk stressed.