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Inspirational speaker to address local students

Spencer West addresses the We Day audience at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg last October. West, who lost both his legs at the age of five, will deliver his inspirational message to students from across Brandon at Vincent Massey High School on Monday.

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Spencer West addresses the We Day audience at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg last October. West, who lost both his legs at the age of five, will deliver his inspirational message to students from across Brandon at Vincent Massey High School on Monday. (FILE PHOTO)

Free The Children’s We Create Change Tour will be making a pit stop in Brandon on Monday.

The tour will gather more than 900 students from 12 schools across Brandon at Vincent Massey High School from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for an interactive educational event headlined by Me to We speaker and Free The Children ambassador, Spencer West.

After losing both of his legs at the age of five, West strives to inspire millions of people with powerful stories of overcoming challenges.

He made world headlines when he reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and completed a 300-kilometre trek across Alberta on his hands and in his wheelchair, all in support of clean water projects through Free The Children.

The We Create Change Tour is West’s third initiative with Free The Children. This time he is focused on raising awareness and support for the millions of children around the world who are still denied the opportunity to go to school.

Others making appearances at next week’s event in Brandon include 11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist Hannah Alper, as well as members from the MuchMusic Video Award nominated Canadian pop-rock band, Neverest.

The We Create Change Tour celebrates the incredible actions students and schools have taken to provide their peers overseas in developing communities with access to education.

This first of its kind Canada-wide tour, which began on April 11, runs until June 17 and includes 90 stops.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 22, 2014

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Free The Children’s We Create Change Tour will be making a pit stop in Brandon on Monday.

The tour will gather more than 900 students from 12 schools across Brandon at Vincent Massey High School from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for an interactive educational event headlined by Me to We speaker and Free The Children ambassador, Spencer West.

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Free The Children’s We Create Change Tour will be making a pit stop in Brandon on Monday.

The tour will gather more than 900 students from 12 schools across Brandon at Vincent Massey High School from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for an interactive educational event headlined by Me to We speaker and Free The Children ambassador, Spencer West.

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