Congrats, KAHS, We Day "Champions"

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Teacher Mike Gibson and Kate Andrews' We Day contingent

A team of nine students and three recent graduates of Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale have been invited to an “Evening of Champions” invitation-only event in Calgary Sunday afternoon, in recognition of their significant contribution to Free the Children.

Teacher Mike Gibson will join the students as they are recognized at the pre-We Day event after raising thousands of dollars to build a school in Olorien, Kenya.

With help from students at Dorothy Dalgliesh School in Picture Butte, the Kate Andrews “We Create Change” campaign raised $12,400 last year, enough to build the school and provide furniture, school supplies, a lunch program and more for children in Kenya.

For Monday’s We Day event at the Saddledome, a contingent of more than 20 students from Kate Andrews and more than a dozen from Dorothy Dalgliesh will be attending together.

They will be among 16,000 students and teachers gathering for a day of music and inspirational speakers, including Craig and Marc Kielburger, co-founders of Free the Children and We Day.

We Day provides the inspiration for a year of action. Young people commit to completing one local act of service and one global effort through the year as their “ticket” to We Day.

We Day was first held in Toronto in 2007. This is the third We Day event in Alberta.