The tremendous strength of our youth is a treasure that ONE DROP intends to showcase through its activities.
That is why, for a second consecutive year, ONE DROP is taking part in celebrations marking the We Day tour organized by Free the Children. This is the largest event of its kind in Canada, reaching tens of thousands of young Canadians until fall 2013. Many major partners and high-profile speakers dedicated to raising awareness for a better world are involved in this variety show.
ONE DROP is presenting an aerial silk performance to 80,000 spectators during the tour, which kicked off on September 28 in Toronto. Inspired by the circus arts, this performance is unique in its poetry. It encourages young people to make a difference for water as part of the "What is YOUR one drop?" campaign. This performance was made possible thanks to the financial support of the RBC Blue Water Project®.
After having taken Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg by storm, the We Day tour will be stopping in the following cities:
Waterloo: November 14
Montreal: November 20
Ottawa: April 29
More dates to come…
On November 24, at 7 p.m., the show will also be broadcast on CTV. For more information, check local listings. For a sneak peek, check out the enclosed video!
You can also watch performances from the tour in real time through webcasts at www.weday.com/webcast, aired starting at 9:30 a.m. (host city time).
ONE DROP has also placed youth at the heart of its action by launching a website dedicated entirely to them. The site, ONEDROP.org/youth, urges youth aged 10 to 16 to take decisive action with regards to water. In addition to highlighting inspiring initiatives taken by the young people involved, the site offers information on water issues and a host of useful tools designed to look after this vital resource. This new site is also the perfect place to get the latest information on We Day activities.
Finally, the tour kicked off with Les Expéditions d’Atlas GéoCircus, produced by Productions PrestiGo, as students returned to school. Drawing inspiration from a short presentation on water issues to create the narrative, a globetrotter named Atlas GéoCircus put on a playful show, where the circus is like an open door onto a world where everything is waiting to be discovered. ONE DROP designed a study guide so that teachers can discuss the show's messages in greater depth with their students. By the end of June 2013, 120 performances will have been held in French-language elementary schools across Canada. The tour will enable ONE DROP to reach as many as 30,000 students, who will contribute to the ripple effect!