On February 13 2016, a goal that Peter had for over 3 years was accomplished. He had a vision that he would fill up a venue for a youth motivational event, and he did just that.
The first I CAN, WE CAN! event was to motivate youth to set goals and provide a celebrity all-star experience for youth in the Mississauga and Toronto community. The event had over 5,000 guests, over 10 schools, 15 government officials, and over 20 celebrities and 30 media groups at The Mississauga Hershey Centre. A huge portion of the tickets were donated personally by Peter, to youth all over the GTA, who may not have had the funds or chance to get tickets themselves. Peter also held a contest; asking youth to send in videos of them performing acts of kindness, in exchange for tickets to the event.
The event consisted of motivational talks from highly successful people in the Peel Region (Peter included), a youth basketball game between two peel region teams, and finally, a celebrity basketball game featuring Snoop Dogg, Rapper 2 Chainz, Hazel McCallion, Lennox Lewis, Jose Battisa, Mark Cuban, and much more.
The “I CAN, WE CAN!” event was an inspirational and life-changing experience that aligned members of the community with celebrity guests and inspirational speakers who shared their extraordinary stories of success. Highlighting the importance of hard work and dedication to achieving one’s dreams, I CAN, WE CAN! aimed to motivate the youth of North America to set goals, believe in themselves and instil the “I CAN, WE CAN!” attitude.
The event was a HUGE success!