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We Day Vancouver 2014: 11 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire You

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When you're enrolled at We Day Vancouver, your teachers are celebrities like Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom, and your classroom is filled with 20,000 students.

Empowerment was this year's We Day theme at the Rogers Arena, filled with students from across British Columbia who completed a year of service to raise money and awareness for causes they're passionate about. In addition to some powerhouse speakers like Silken Laumann, Mustafa the poet and Free The Children co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, performers included Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes and a surprise appearance by Jennifer Lopez to close the show.

Just like We Day Toronto earlier this month, We Day Vancouver didn't dissappoint its young pupils. Check out these 11 inspiring quotes from the event.

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JLo was the surprise guest at We Day Vancouver on Oct. 22, 2014. Thousands of students attended the annual event organized by Free The Children at Rogers Arena. The campaign aims to inspire youth to change the world.
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Singer Nick Jonas
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MuchMusic host Liz Trinnear with rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis
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View from inside the arena
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Spee Chalkiotis of the band Neverest
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Free The Children's Robin Wiszowaty
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Entrepreneur/philanthropist Lorne Segal
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Olympian Karina LeBlanc
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The band Marianas Trench
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Singer Shawn Desman and blogger/activist Hannah Alper
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Musician Shawn Mendes
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Activist Ashley Rose
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Athlete Silken Laumann
"We have to make good use of the time we have. That simple. We have to wake up every day, knowing that it's not just an ordinary day. We have to take the moment, seize each day." -- Orlando Bloom
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"One in 3 Canadian teens are bullied. That's nearly 2 million young Canadians who are teased and excluded. Nearly 2 million who are silenced in the classroom, losing out on their education." -- Shawn
You can't do everything but you can do something. Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -- Travis Price
"Accept yourself. Often we shrink away from having those difficult conversations. We don't talk about eating disorders or the reality of disease or mental health issues. But they're a part of life. We
"You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a like, by a comment. That does not define you." -- Selena Gomez
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a central figure in ending apartheid in South Africa, high fives a girl in Vancouver.
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu laughs while being interviewed by Josh Ostoff, music editor for The Huffington Post Canada.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Demi Lovato
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Christy Clark
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Christy Clark speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
Christy Clark
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B.C. Premier Christy Clark speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
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Megha Sandhu
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Miss Teen World Canada 2012 speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
Megha Sandhu
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Miss Teen World Canada 2012 speaks at We Day in Vancouver.
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How some youth in the audience are experiencing We Day Vancouver 2012.
Gregor Robertson
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The Vancouver mayor speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
Gregor Robertson
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Vancouver's mayor speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
The We Day Dance
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Two We Day hosts lead a crowd of thousands in a dance.
Jesse Giddings
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We Day Vancouver 2012 host Jesse Giddings.
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Marc and Craig Kielburger are the founders of Free The Children.
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Craig Kielbuger is a co-founder of Free The Children.
Victor De Bonis
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Vancouver Canucks COO Victor De Bonis speaks at We Day 2012.

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JLo was the surprise guest at We Day Vancouver on Oct. 22, 2014. Thousands of students attended the annual event organized by Free The Children at Rogers Arena. The campaign aims to inspire youth to change the world.
Jennifer Lopez
Jen Nguyen/HuffPost B.C.
Jennifer Lopez
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Screengrab
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Singer/actor Selena Gomez with a fan
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Selena Gomez
Jen Nguyen/HuffPost B.C.
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Singer Nick Jonas
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MuchMusic host Liz Trinnear with rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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View from inside the arena
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Spee Chalkiotis of the band Neverest
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Free The Children's Robin Wiszowaty
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Entrepreneur/philanthropist Lorne Segal
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Olympian Karina LeBlanc
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The band Marianas Trench
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Singer Shawn Desman and blogger/activist Hannah Alper
Screengrab
Musician Shawn Mendes
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Activist Ashley Rose
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Athlete Silken Laumann
"We have to make good use of the time we have. That simple. We have to wake up every day, knowing that it's not just an ordinary day. We have to take the moment, seize each day." -- Orlando Bloom
We Day/Instagram
"One in 3 Canadian teens are bullied. That's nearly 2 million young Canadians who are teased and excluded. Nearly 2 million who are silenced in the classroom, losing out on their education." -- Shawn
You can't do everything but you can do something. Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -- Travis Price
"Accept yourself. Often we shrink away from having those difficult conversations. We don't talk about eating disorders or the reality of disease or mental health issues. But they're a part of life. We
"You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a like, by a comment. That does not define you." -- Selena Gomez
Magic Johnson
Mark Kinskofer
Magic Johnson
Mark Kinskofer
Magic Johnson
Mark Kinskofer
Magic Johnson
Mark Kinskofer
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Mark Kinskofer
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a central figure in ending apartheid in South Africa, high fives a girl in Vancouver.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Mark Kinskofer
Archbishop Desmond Tutu laughs while being interviewed by Josh Ostoff, music editor for The Huffington Post Canada.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Mark Kinskofer
Demi Lovato
Mark Kinskofer
Demi Lovato
Mark Kinskofer
Demi Lovato
Mark Kinskofer
Demi Lovato
Mark Kinskofer
Demi Lovato
Mark Kinskofer
Demi Lovato
Mark Kinskofer
Mark Kinskofer
Christy Clark
Mark Kinskofer
Christy Clark speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
Christy Clark
Mark Kinskofer
B.C. Premier Christy Clark speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
Mark Kinskofer
Megha Sandhu
Mark Kinskofer
Miss Teen World Canada 2012 speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
Megha Sandhu
Mark Kinskofer
Miss Teen World Canada 2012 speaks at We Day in Vancouver.
We Day 2012
Mark Kinskofer
How some youth in the audience are experiencing We Day Vancouver 2012.
Gregor Robertson
Mark Kinskofer
The Vancouver mayor speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
Gregor Robertson
Mark Kinskofer
Vancouver's mayor speaks at We Day Vancouver 2012.
The We Day Dance
Mark Kinskofer
Two We Day hosts lead a crowd of thousands in a dance.
Jesse Giddings
Mark Kinskofer
We Day Vancouver 2012 host Jesse Giddings.
Mark Kinskofer
Marc and Craig Kielburger are the founders of Free The Children.
Mark Kinskofer
Craig Kielbuger is a co-founder of Free The Children.
Victor De Bonis
Mark Kinskofer
Vancouver Canucks COO Victor De Bonis speaks at We Day 2012.

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