We Can Make a Difference

A year and a half ago 1st Red Wing TREX signed up to take a humanitarian trip in 2014 through Me to We, an organization committed to social justice and empowering youth. Each month a different member of our unit chooses a service project according to their interests. So far this year we have exercised dogs for the SPCA, served the homeless Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and made quilts for the women’s shelter.

This fall we were very honoured to be invited guest s at We Day’s Evening of Champions in Saskatoon.  This special event honored 120 youth for their involvement in community, both locally and globally. It provided an opportunity to network and to hear from several of the We Day speakers.

Craig Kielburger, co-founder Free the Children, with Becky, Kaylee, Kendall, Megan and Jamie.  1st Red Wing TREX UNIT, Prince Albert SK. Photo courtesy Brenda Lee.

Craig Kielburger, co-founder Free the Children, with Becky, Kaylee, Kendall, Megan and Jamie. 1st Red Wing TREX UNIT, Prince Albert SK. Photo courtesy Brenda Lee.

The next day we attended We Day, a celebration of the year-long commitment of youth to community service. Each of the 15,000 in attendance earned their ticket through service. These events are held across Canada, as well as in the United States and soon to be held in the U.K. Each event includes music, We Day speakers and local heroes.  Saskatchewan’s guests included Martin Luther King III, Magic Johnson, Kenyan Boys Choir, Spencer West, Shawn Desman and many others.  It was a very exciting event and the energy in the building was equal only to the noise level! All our girls left inspired and encouraged to make a difference.

Photo courtesy Brenda Lee.

Photo courtesy Brenda Lee.

Photo courtesy Brenda Lee

Photo courtesy Brenda Lee

We will continue our monthly service projects and in June we will land in Accra, Ghana, to spend two weeks immersed in the culture and working alongside community members to build a school, learn about water projects, women’s rights and volunteer with local school children. We will take part in Me to We’s leadership program and each girl will come home with their own plan of how they can continue to make a difference.

We CAN make a difference!

By guest blogger Brenda Lee,  1st Red Wing TREX, Saskatchewan.

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