At the young age of 10 years old, Hannah Alper has been called the future of social media. She is making adults and kids stop and think with her blog CallMeHannah.ca and she's getting ready to take centre stage at this year's WE DAY with Free the Children. Hannah has become an engaged global … [Read more...]
WE DAY! Who will be there and how to EARN YOUR WAY IN
For the past couple of years, I've been fortunate to experience WE DAY. It's a remarkably inspiring day that is for kids. Founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger of Free the Children, WE DAY was a vision of theirs to bring together thousands kids from across the country to experience a very special day … [Read more...]
Joe Jonas Volunteers Too!
It's not often that a Grammy nominated and multi-platinum performer visits Kenya! On a recent volunteer trip the famous teen singer, Joe Jonas (yes, of the Jonas Brothers!) spent eight days on an experiential volunteer trip interacting and learning from locals. From beading with Maasai Mamas to … [Read more...]
What happened to all those pennies?
The pennies are gone. Other than the handful you may still have wedged in between the couch cushions or lost in the abyss (aka the purse) somewhere, they are no longer wanted...although students from across Canada would tell you they are still needed. In fact, more than 3000 schools and thousands of … [Read more...]
Chatting up filmmaker Rob Stewart, REVOLUTION.
It's just past 11 o'clock in the morning and I've made my way to Cafe Diplomatico or "The Dip" we've often referred to. It's a main-stay along College Street where everyone from suits to moms with strollers and old timers like to hang out. It's one of those joints where you can just be yourself. … [Read more...]
The power of silence.
Can you stay silent for 24 hours? Do you think you can try? Last year, my sons did this at school. Well, actually the older one who was twelve years old then, committed to the full 24 hours while the younger one followed his school and did it for an hour or so. It was pretty moving on both counts … [Read more...]