Regina Public Schools presents the
DAY OF WE
Locally Active! Globally Aware!
Together We Can Change the World!
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CANADIAN AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT & JOURNALIST
DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR!
Friday, October 28
High School Presentations @ 8:40 AM & 10:10 AM
Elementary School Presentations @ 1 PM & 2 PM
Campbell Collegiate Auditorium
102 Massey Road
We are honoured to welcome award-winning author, playwright, and journalist, DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR as the keynote speaker for our Regina Public Day of We!
Who is Drew Hayden Taylor?
Drew Hayden Taylor is an internationally acclaimed Ojibway playwright, journalist, short-story writer, novelist, and television scriptwriter. He has performed stand-up comedy and has been the Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience including REDSKINS, TRICKSTERS, and PUPPY STEW.
He has traveled extensively throughout the world, educating and revealing First Nation’s perspectives primarily through his own writing. Most notably, he has written the four-volume set: FUNNY, YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE ONE, which he uses to inform readers about Canadian First Nation’s issues. Drew’s writing style uses humor to bring life to topics that would be too dark to discuss freely.
Describing himself as a contemporary storyteller, he co-created and was the head writer for the television comedy series - MIXED BLESSINGS. In 2007, the movie version of his Governor General’s nominated play, IN A WORLD CREATED BY A DRUNKEN GOD, was nominated for three Gemini Awards, including Best Movie.
Drew is sought after as an international guest lecturer and has proudly served as the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Michigan, the University of Western Ontario and as a guest speaker at the inauguration of the First Nations University of Canada.
The Campbell Collegiate Me to We Team...
... is a group of over one hundred students that are passionate about changing the world and promoting the Me to We Philosophy to think of others, locally and globally, before oneself.
The team works in conjunction with WE.org, an international organization that aims to empower youth around the world to achieve their fullest potentials as agents of change.
WE.org was founded by Canadian Craig Kielburger. In 1995 after he read an article about child labour in India, he decided to take action. WE.org was born out of the desire to make the world a better place. Real fulfillment starts with having the courage to reach out and help others.
WE.org's WE Village Program is breaking the cycle of poverty by working with poverty-stricken communities around the world to improve the five pillars of sustainability: Education, Health, Water, Food, and Opportunity. The focus is on helping communities become self-sustainable and not dependent on charity. WE.org gives a hand-up, not a hand-out.
After a school-wide vote was held in the Fall of 2013 to determine what country Campbell would like to support, Campbell in partnership with Dr. A. E. Perry School raised over $12,000 to sponsor the construction of a school in Guang Ming, China, a rural community that had suffered severe flooding. The school is now in operation and serves to provide over 800 children in the community with the opportunity to receive an education and a better life.
In 2014 – the school voted to raise money to support the Adopt-a-Village Pillar of Clean Water and Sanitation. During that school year – Campbell raised over $10,000.00 to construct two wells in Rural China which are being used to provide accessible clean water and sanitation, to prevent the spread of water borne diseases and help those most in need.
In the fall of 2015 – the school voted to raise money for the Adopt-a-Village Pillar of Health in India. Campbell came together as a school community and took part in the Campbell Mela (Traditional Indian Festival) and teacher lip-sync battles to raise over $11,000 to finance the construction of a medical facility in the town of Barind in Rural India. The facility is equipped with health and educational resources for pregnant women, mothers and young children. Once completed, the local government will provide a nurse or medical practitioner to visit the center regularly to give vaccinations against polio and other preventable diseases.
In acknowledgement of our efforts to promote the WE Philosophy and create positive change in our communities, the Campbell Me to We Team was awarded Free the Children’s 2016 Young Idealist Award.
What will be happening at the Regina Public Day of We?
The Regina Public Day of We presentations will serve as an opportunity to promote the Me to We philosophy and build excitement about Campbell Collegiate's upcoming year of action for positive change, in the local and global community. It will be a fun, interactive setting, with musical performances, as well as student presentations in support of the WE Village Program.
Information for high schools about how to access the Live Stream for this event can be found here.