The North West Company Proudly Supports We Day Winnipeg
The North West Company was pleased to provide We Day Winnipeg with a $10,000 sponsorship for their November 2011 event as part of our ongoing commitment to educating and empowering the youth in our community.
Over 16,000 students from across Manitoba took part in We Day to learn about some of the greatest social issues of today by influential speakers including Mia Farrow, former U.S. vice president Al Gore, former prime minister Paul Martin and Rick Hansen.
We Day is a world-wide movement of young people coming together to lead global change by encouraging them to turn their inspiration into action by committing to take one local and one global action to make their community and world a better place. Last year, youth volunteered 1.7 million hours in their communities and raised over $5.4 million to support local and global organizations.
In addition to the $10,000 event sponsorship, Giant Tiger Winnipeg donated $1,000 in gift cards to organizers to help offset the cost of groceries needed to feed We Day Winnipeg staff and volunteers.