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Incredible guest speakers to inspire students at Empowerment Day 2018

For Immediate Release
April 9, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario – One Day or Day One. You Decide.

That’s the powerful message that will reach thousands of students at the Upper Grand District School Board’s Empowerment Day.

Empowerment Day was initiated and developed by two passionate students from the Drayton Heights PS Student Council in 2015. DHPS Student Council decided to continue this annual event and each year invites students in grades 5 to 8 from all over the UGDSB. 

World-renowned motivational speakers, presenters, and performers are brought together to share inspiring messages with Upper Grand youth. Through this experience, students within the UGDSB learn that they can make a positive difference in their communities, and beyond.

This year, 5,000 students will come together for a powerful day of inspiration and empowerment, and bring that passion back to their school communities.

Special guests this year include:

2018 Empowerment Day Guests


Media are invited to attend. Interviews with students involved in organizing Empowerment Day and special guests speakers can be arranged.

Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #EmpowerUG.

*A previous version of this story listed the Neema Children’s Choir as a special guest. Unfortunately, the choir will no longer be able to attend.


Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764

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