From Me to We to VIPs

A video project by two Cloverdale students outlining how they'd use $20,000 to help Ecuadorian children earns notice.

Tayler Glaspey of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary poses with Me to We co-founder Craig Kielberger at an event in Vancouver Tuesday.

Two students from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary got the VIP treatment this week at a “We Day” event in Vancouver, where they met with two of Canada’s best known humanitarians and activists.

The Me to We program – founded by brothers Craig and Mark Kielberger – encourages Canadian youth to make a difference in the world by getting involved in socially-conscious projects.

Lord Tweedmuir’s Katelen Swaine and Tayler Glaspey recorded a short video outlining water projects on which they would spend $20,000 – if they were chosen recipients of a philanthropic award.

They were invited to a spechttp://raven.b-it.ca/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/wCropStudentandCraigK1.jpgial Me to We meet up on Tuesday, hosted by Telus.

[At left, Katelen Swaine poses with Craig Kielberger]

According to their teacher-sponsor, Susan Hunter-Jivung, the girls spoke with passion about helping children in Ecuador have clean water and good sanitation.

Both Swain and Glaspey are active members of Lord Tweedmuir’s Me to We Club. The club’s members are engaged in a number of actions aimed at raising consciousness – and money – for global issues.