Demi Lovato joins We Day Vancouver @ Rogers Arena

12 09 2012

Entertainer Demi Lovato and Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu are among a roster of celebrities and entertainers taking part in We Day in Vancouver next month.

We Day is the signature event of Free the Children, the international charity and educational partner founded in 1995 by activist Craig Kielburger. A spectacle that takes place in a stadium setting, We Day is meant to connect speakers and performers with young people. About 20,000 are expected to take part in the event at Rogers Arena on Oct. 18.

From September 2011 to June 2012, Free the Children raised $3.5 million for international causes and $2.5 million for local initiatives, according to Free the Children.

Also in the We Day Vancouver lineup are Dr. Holly Branson, Free The Children ambassador and daughter of Sir Richard Branson; One Drop, a Cirque du soleil initiative; former National Basketball Association star Magic Johnson; Me to We motivational speaker Spencer West; Premier Christy Clark; and singers and per-formers Shawn Desman, My Name is Kay, OneRepublic, and Tyler Shaw.

We Day Toronto takes place Sept. 28 at Air Canada Centre. Speakers and per-formers include retired lieu-tenant-general Romeo Dallaire, singer Nelly Furtado, Nobel Laureate Al Gore, actor Martin Sheen and politician Justin Trudeau. We Day aims to shine a spotlight on a wide spectrum of issues including bullying, the environment, domestic and international poverty, and health care, the news release said.

Attendance to We Day is free of charge, but young people are required to commit to take action on at least one local and one global issue through Free The Children’s year-long engagement programs.

Free the Children says its international projects have brought more than 650 schools and school rooms to youth and provided clean water and sanitation, health care and food security to one million people around the world, freeing children and their families from the cycle of poverty.

ALSO, Demi will be featured on “Now That’s What I Call Christmas Today” album:

“The world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That’s What I Call Music!, will heat up the holiday season with a collection of the hottest new festive Christmas songs, including originals and classics recorded by many of today’s top artists. NOW That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas will be released September 25th on CD and for download purchase from all major digital service providers.

NOW That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas brims with yuletide cheer with 18 holiday classics and originals recorded by superstars Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Train, OneRepublic, Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Gavin Degraw, Mariah Carey, Selena Gomez & The Scene, Demi Lovato, Rascal Flatts, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Sugarland, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from EMI Music North America, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. NOW That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas will be distributed by EMI Music North America. NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music! are registered trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.

Following 15 years of multi-platinum international success, the NOW That’s What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998. The series has generated sales exceeding 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 86 million copies in the U.S. Every album in the numeric U.S. series has reached Billboard’s Top 10, and 16 NOW releases have reached Number One, including the most recent numbered edition, NOW 43, released August 7th.”

NOW That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas Tracklisting [CD, digital]
1. Carly Rae Jepsen – Mittens
2. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
3. Train – Shake Up Christmas
4. OneRepublic – Christmas Without You
5. Coldplay – Christmas Lights
6. Norah Jones – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
7. Sara Bareilles – Love Is Christmas
8. Gavin Degraw – The Christmas Song
9. Lady Gaga – White Christmas – Live from “A Very Gaga Holiday”
10. Christina Aguilera – Christmas Time
11. Mariah Carey – Oh Santa!
12. Selena Gomez & The Scene – Winter Wonderland
13. Demi Lovato – Wonderful Christmastime
14. Rascal Flatts – Jingle Bell Rock
15. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Please Come Home For Christmas
16. Carrie Underwood – The First Noel
17. Sugarland – Silent Night
18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 [Instrumental]

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