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'Yes, we can!': Thousands converge on MTS Centre for We Day

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Work for peace --- only in a peaceful world can great change be achieved, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev implored 18,000 Manitoba children this morning.

“Be united, and don’t allow anyone to divide you. Never fear those who are trying to intimidate you,” said the Nobel peace laureate at the second We Day Manitoba.

“We need to move to a world without nuclear weapons,” Gorbachev said.

“We need to get rid of the militarization of politics, the militarization of society,” he declared.

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Victoria Duffield performs at We Day at the MTS Centre Tuesday.

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Victoria Duffield performs at We Day at the MTS Centre Tuesday.

Work for peace —- only in a peaceful world can great change be achieved, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev implored 18,000 Manitoba children this morning.

"Be united, and don’t allow anyone to divide you. Never fear those who are trying to intimidate you," said the Nobel peace laureate at the second We Day Manitoba.

"We need to move to a world without nuclear weapons," Gorbachev said.

"We need to get rid of the militarization of politics, the militarization of society," he declared.

"I like you guys —- I love you!" the 81-year-old said to thunderous applause.

Students from all over Manitoba start screaming and standing in the aisle with their signs as We Day 2012 gets underway at the MTS Centre Tuesday morning. The annual We Day celebrations  in Winnipeg today with several iconic social activists and entertainers taking the stage in front of 18,000 students from around 400 schools from all over Manitoba.

RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Students from all over Manitoba start screaming and standing in the aisle with their signs as We Day 2012 gets underway at the MTS Centre Tuesday morning. The annual We Day celebrations in Winnipeg today with several iconic social activists and entertainers taking the stage in front of 18,000 students from around 400 schools from all over Manitoba.

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Premier Greg Selinger drew huge roars of approval from 18,000 students when he called on them to work together to stop bullying.

Can we work together to reach out to the kid sitting alone, the child who dresses a little differently, the newcomer who can’t speak English, asked the premier.

"Yes, we can!" Selinger declared.

Selinger lauded We Day sponsors Bob Silver, Mark Chipman and Hartley Richardson as the three wise men.

"It was their idea to bring We Day to Manitoba," said Selinger.

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Join the Free Press for live coverage today as more than 18,000 students from 396 schools flock to the MTS Centre this morning for the second We Day Manitoba.

Ex-Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev heads the list of speakers, which also includes Justice Murray Sinclair, Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief and Free the Children founders Marc and Craig Kielburger.

Lights, Shawn Desman and Justin Nozuka are among the performers.

We Day celebrations in Winnipeg, Oct. 30, 2012.

 

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History

Updated on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM CDT: updates with Selinger speaking

10:05 AM: adds photo

11:43 AM: Updates with Mikhail Gorbachev quotes.

12:42 PM: adds new photo

3:44 PM: Tweaks headline, changes video.

4:00 PM: Adds Storify.

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