October 12, 2016 9:56 am

2016 WE Day Alberta lineup: Chris Hadfield, Classified and Brett Kissel among presenters

16,000 students fill the Scotiabank Saddledome for WE Day on October 27, 2015

David Boushy

Officials have announced the lineup for the 2016 WE Day Alberta event to be held in Calgary this month.

Among those set to take to the stage are astronaut and author Chris Hadfield, country artists Brett Kissel and Lindsay Ell, rapper Classified and Paralympian Rick Hansen.

“Your community is your roots, it has the ability to shape who you are and support your dreams,” Kissel said in a Wednesday news release.

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“The young people at WE Day Alberta understand the importance of giving back to the special place they call home; the impacts of their actions—big or small—make a difference.”

The inspirational event began in Ontario 20 years ago and has since spread to three countries. WE Day celebrates the difference young people make in their world through volunteerism.

“WE Day celebrates the amazing young people who have taken action at home and around the world, to create sustainable change for a better tomorrow,” co-founder Craig Kielburger said.

“Standing in a stadium full of passionate youth will affirm your belief that real change can happen—and is happening every single day right here in Alberta.

WE Day Alberta 2016 will be held at the Saddledome on Oct. 26.

BELOW: Complete list of WE Day Alberta speakers, performers and presenters:

  • Paula Abdul – American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality
  • Hani Al Moulia – Photographer, teacher and actor
  • Jully Black – Award winning singer-songwriter, speaker, SheRO & SheEO!
  • Madeline Clark – Inspirational speaker and founder of the Confidence Initiative Association
  • Classified – Juno Award-winning Canadian hip hop artist and producer
  • Lindsay Ell – Country artist
  • Chris Hadfield – Astronaut, author, professor, musician, first Canadian to walk in space/command a spaceship
  • Rick Hansen – Canadian Paralympian, activist and philanthropist
  • Craig and Marc Kielburger – Co-founders of WE
  • Brett Kissel – Award-winning country music artist
  • Celebrity Marauders – DJ collective including Kardinal Offishall, Cipha Sounds, DJ Starting From Scratch and Dready
  • Tyler Shaw – Platinum selling and JUNO Award-nominated singer/songwriter
  • Margaret Trudeau – Celebrated Canadian, author & mental health advocate
  • Spencer West – ME to WE motivational speaker, WE ambassador and author
  • Chloe Wilde –  ETALK Reporter and E! Host

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