February 01, 2019

We Day in Toronto: “Frankly, the entire event was just creepy”

Jessica SwietoniowskiRebel Correspondent

Last September, I was standing in the middle of the Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, covering WeDay, the huge annual event for students, hosted by the famous Kielburger brothers.

These Canadian brothers have been activists from a young age, starting their charity Free the Children in 1995, to fight child labour around the world.

In 2007, they launched WeDay, which sees students from around Canada packed into stadiums to hear, and cheer on, a progressive message that has grown far beyond the Kielburger's original mission.

The Scotia Bank Arena place was packed with kids and teachers, and the energy was definitely high. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an engaged crowd.

Fortunately, the bright colourful lights didn’t blind me from seeing the obvious political angle. The We Movement is part of a progressive political strategy, and the organizers know exactly what they are doing.

Children cheered while celebrities told them that global warming was the biggest threat in society today, and how it’s up to them to fight climate change.

Meanwhile, I couldn’t help but notice all the garbage those kids threw on the floor of the arena. Chip bags, snack wrappers and so on. It was a complete mess. I’m not too sure the kids heard that whole “green” message over their cheers.

Gay activists and a young trans speaker not only advocated for LGBTQ+ rights, but they normalized gender dysphoria. (Of course, they don’t call it that.) Again, kids are kids and they should be left that way. Why do they need to hear about these things?

And as was the case throughout the whole We Day event, the speakers all presented a one-sided take: The side of the left.

Frankly, the entire event was just creepy. The kids in the audience were practically hypnotized by the lights, music, chants and indoctrinating speeches. I even had a We Day official handler, who followed me around.

Why? Well, as I'll show you, the Kielburgers don’t seem to tolerate any press coverage that isn’t glowing

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Interesting that I get denied for typing the Speers Family getting ripped off by the Trudeau Gooferment in back room arrangements….
commented 2019-02-02 22:56:34 -0500
Interesting that The Rebel used a Canadaland link in this story, but Ezra was critical of Canadaland in another headline, which resulted in Jesse Brown rightfully calling Ezra out for not being honest, which he wasn’t.
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commented 2019-02-02 20:43:28 -0500
My niece went to this, she seemed to enjoy it, had fun. Gen Z is awesome, they will change the world.

It’s heartening to know that the loudest opponents to such events are mostly too old to have children this age (seriously? you’re still upset about gay people? Talk about fighting yesterday’s battles. Nobody. Cares.).
commented 2019-02-02 20:41:45 -0500
It took my an hour and half to get back into this site for your information Rebels…
commented 2019-02-02 17:25:35 -0500
In Trudeau’s case.. Do you have to pass a lie detector test to become the Prime Minister of Canada?
commented 2019-02-02 17:13:20 -0500
Do you need to take an IQ test before you do a drivers test at 16?

Do you have to pass an IQ test to become the Prime Minister of Canada?
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commented 2019-02-02 17:01:53 -0500
next up-common sense day. environmental lying movement, creeps need not apply.
commented 2019-02-02 16:17:18 -0500
Robert Sloane commented
CHARRED REAMAINS, we are no where near end times. We will be okay, because we know better…”

It is better to err on the side of caution than throw caution to the wind.
commented 2019-02-02 14:27:22 -0500
Good first Show Jessica, I’m betting that You will soon have a lot of fans on the Rebel. Keep grinding the enemy down.
commented 2019-02-02 14:10:37 -0500
Oh, and Jessica, welcome to The Rebel. I am looking forward to more of your videos.
commented 2019-02-02 14:09:02 -0500
Jessica said, " … of course no one was invited to speak on the other side of the issue [anti-gun rhetoric] …"

This seems to be how the left rolls today, only their opinions on any given subject are allowed to be given platform.

They shout down, shut down, and hurl insults. and are sometimes violent at anyone who has a different opinion.

All the while they scream “diversity is our strength” and pretend they are the ones that are “inclusive”. Sure, everyone of all diversity is included in their clique so long as their diversity does not differ even in the slightest from their beliefs. Contradiction much?

The socialist education system and the socialist culture really has screwed up these kid’s minds.

I don’t feel anger at the kids much, but I do towards the socialist lying educators that indoctrinated them.
commented 2019-02-02 13:16:08 -0500
What a bunch of garbage ,I hope parents are keeping a close eye on what is being forced on their kids by these left wing idiots!!! These Keilburger brothers sound more like pedophile operation-disgusting pigs!!
commented 2019-02-02 12:09:23 -0500
Margret what a bold face lie . How was it not political . The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree . 15 years of Liberals in Gontario and you wonder why the young people are ( not all ) so misguided on Canadian values .
commented 2019-02-02 10:29:51 -0500
Thank God we have WE Day, at least we won’t have to suffer through anything like those nasty Covington Kids with someone like the ultimate mom, Maggie Trudeau, involved to keep these children on the straight and narrow and a big shout out to Gillette.
So much for toxic masculinity.
commented 2019-02-02 07:04:25 -0500
Man made global warming, anti-gun, anti-Trump, pro-homosexual, pro-gender dysphoria, pro-Communist, pro-liberal progressive, and Maggie!
That’s sounds just nasty…and all those child victims that attended.
Good report Jessica.
You sound like you might benefit from a great, informative read:
“Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television” 1978, by Jerry Mander.
Interesting 9 min interview with an older Jerry:
commented 2019-02-01 23:18:46 -0500
CHARRED REAMAINS, we are no where near end times. We will be okay, because we know better… HENRY, what are you talking about? No Santa Claus or Easter Bunny? You just ruined the best 2 days of my year… Just kidding…. Do not let any of this nonsense get you down. Better days ahead…Keep smiling….:) Now, let’s take these two Killbugger brothers down…. Did I spell their name correctly?
commented 2019-02-01 22:35:59 -0500
Ideologues of all persuasions have known for CENTURIES that indoctrinating children from an early age is vital to shaping them. Groups as diverse as the Jesuits, the Nazis and the Soviet Communists had sayings like “Give me the child and I’ll show you the man” and “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”. They knew that adults had firm opinions and were resistant to change because they had real life experience and knew that many ideas were nonsense. That made it difficult to get adults to go along with their grandiose programs.

But kids don’t have much, if any, life experience and are easily persuaded to believe things that aren’t true. Whether it is Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny or hardcore Marxism, young people can be made to believe rubbish and not just believe it, but act on it. Soviet Communists convinced children to inform on their own parents if they saw them do anything that was against Stalin’s policies and many did. Many of the worst members of the secret police were orphans whose parents had been murdered in the early years of the Soviet state; they were raised in orphanages actually operated by the secret police where the children were brainwashed into being dupes of the state and ruthless enforcers of its policies. Deprived of the love of their own parents, they were easily moulded into being thugs operating in Stalin’s service.

Just as kids come to know that Santa and the Easter Bunny aren’t real, they eventually come to know that Marxism is nonsense but it can take a long time and those kids can do a lot of damage before that sinks in. It’s up to all of us, especially parents, to explain to kids why communism is not just wrong but evil.
commented 2019-02-01 21:58:07 -0500
I’m so pleased that The Rebel is getting so many talented young people who see through the covetous left and their Marxist propaganda. Let’s hope these reports change the minds of millenials.
commented 2019-02-01 21:58:03 -0500
Welcome Jessica! Good job!! We look forward to your efforts with Rebel. Ezra has a good eye for talent.
commented 2019-02-01 21:50:16 -0500
I suspected something like this when my grandson was chosen from his school to attend. UGH! The progs/libs just can’t leave our young children alone!! It;s disgusting to target young impressionable minds. Time to do another chat with the grand kids, as I do my own reinforcement:
“Mother Nature is against homosexuality; there would be no flora, no fauna if it was acceptable. Homosexuality is an unhealthy lifestyle.”
Yes, things are speeding up! Making it legal to abort a full term fetus during labor is the new and latest horror that us sane people have to contend with!
commented 2019-02-01 21:09:54 -0500
About WE Day: “All that glitters isn’t gold.”
commented 2019-02-01 20:41:03 -0500
Wow!!! Times are going downhill fast…. These “brothers” best hope they don’t meet me out there on the open road… The Arkells? Who the hell are they? Yep, they played Hamilton recently… Big deal… Do the Kielburger brothers come a wealthy family? I bet they do…. If they are “religious”, they are clearly “self righteous” Bible Thumpers. I’ve known many of them in my 60+ years… They will “pray” for you, because as far they are concerned, you need to be prayed for. In “their minds”, you need help…What goes around, comes around…. Make your money while you can, boys… Because your lives aren’t worth Shyte….