Degrassi Cast Returns from Haiti!

The cast of Degrassi are on their way home today after travelling to Haiti with Free The Children. Jessica Tyler tweeted the above picture tonight, but I’m sure we will be hearing lots more from the other cast members soon as well.

This is the 4th trip that the cast of Degrassi has gone on. In 2007 they went to Kenya, Ecuador in 2008, India in 2010, and now Haiti in 2011. Each trip has inspired a half hour documentary, giving fans a glimpse into the cast’s experiences on the trip.

There is no word yet on whether another documentary will be made. But if you are looking for more information on Free the Children and their Me to We volunteer trips, check out FreeTheChildren.com.


Help the Degrassi Cast Raise Money for Free The Children!

In case you haven’t heard already, the cast of Degrassi are once again going on a school-building trip with Free The Children this summer. After visiting Kenya, Ecuador, and India in previous summers, this year their destination is Haiti! Given the earthquake last year and the ongoing rebuilding process, Haiti definitely seems like the appropriate choice. And this year, they are giving us the opportunity to get involved too! In previous years, the cast has fundraised their own money to pay for these trips. This year they are asking for you’re help! Check out this video, and then visit http://freethechildren.com/degrassi. There you can make a donation (as big or as small as you’d like!). You can also sign up to join the team, and even create your own team member page. Every little bit helps!

For more opportunities on how you can get involved with Free The Children visit FreeTheChildren.com. There you can find information on how to start your own Free The Children club in your school, trips you can participate in yourself, and other Free The Children initiatives.


Degrassi Cast PSAs: Free the Children, Kids Help Phone

When you’re a Degrassi cast member, you have to be good at public service announcements. That is especially true for Munro, Charlotte, and Melinda who have all participated in various PSAs recently.

Munro and Charlotte each did a PSA for Free the Children’s “Five Days for Freedom” campaign. They each tell a personal story from someone who has been helped by Free the Children. Other celebrities involved in the campaign include Jacob Hoggard from Hedley and Jessi Cruickshank from MTV Canada. To learn more about the Five Days for Freedom campaign, check out their website. You can view Charlotte’s PSA on YouTube right here and Munro’s over here.

Munro also joined Melinda in a PSA for Kids Help Phone. The PSA encourages Canadians to get involved in the 2011 Walk for Kids Help Phone. Kids Help Phone provides free counselling services for any kid across Canada. Whether it be suicide, depression, uncertainty, eating disorders, etc. Kids Help Phone really makes a difference in the lives of children and teenagers. Visit their website for more information on how you can get involved. Check out Munro and Melinda’s PSA right here!


Tonight’s Me To We Degrassi Event Cancelled

In case you guys haven’t heard, tonight’s Degrassi meet & greet at the Me To We Store in Toronto has been officially cancelled.

Me To We has been doing these Documentary Series for the past couple of months or so. They would screen one of the Degrassi documentaries, and then do a Q&A session with cast members. Tonight was supposed to be a screening event for Degrassi In Kenya.

Last night I received an email from Epitome Pictures saying that there was no meet & greet scheduled. There was some confusion. Other fans claimed to have spoken with Me To We recently, and were told that the meet & greet was still happening. However, this morning Me To We sent out the following email:

Greetings from the Me to We Store!

As you may or may not have heard, the Degrassi documentary viewing, “Degrassi in Kenya,” is unfortunately cancelled for tonight. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. If you are interested in learning more about our trip opportunities, please write me back and we can set up an alternative viewing. In addition, every Wednesday night at the store are our Trip Information Nights and I encourage you to come to learn more about our programming.

Have a great Tuesday and I hope to see you at our next event!

Thank you for your patience and understanding

Too bad — hopefully there will be another meet & greet soon!


New Video from Jessica Tyler

Jessica Tyler posted a new video this afternoon. This is from a Me To We speaking event Jessica was at with Luke and Jordan not long ago. They were at an elementary school to talk about their trip to India, and they screened the Degrassi In India documentary. This videos shows the 3 of them just being goofy and meeting with the kids at the school.


Degrassi Meet & Greet Tomorrow!

And the meet & greets continue for Torontonian Degrassi fans!!!

TOMORROW (Feb. 1st), cast members from Degrassi will be at the Me To We Store in Toronto (223 Carlton Street)!! You might remember that they were there on Jan. 21st promoting their new Degrassi In India DVD. This time the focus is on Degrassi In Ecuador, a similar documentary special from a couple of years ago.

There will be a screening at 6:30pm as well as an opportunity to meet the cast and get autographs! To RSVP to the event, make sure you visit http://m2wdocs.eventbrite.com/. ALSO, there is a Degrassi In Kenya screening scheduled for March 1st at the same location. Tickets for that event are not yet available.

As some of you may know, you can already purchase DVDs of Degrassi’s other FTC trips by visiting the Me To We Online Store. And for those of you who were inspired by the cast’s adventure, visit metowe.com for more information on how you can participate in one of these life changing trips!!


Photos: Degrassi In India DVD Release

Several Degrassi cast members were at the Me To We Store in Toronto yesterday for the DVD release of Degrassi In India. Although I was unable to attend, one of our Degrassi Talks hosts (Ashley) was in attendance. She sent me a few pictures from the event, which can be viewed in our gallery! If you have anymore pictures to contribute, send me an email.

I’m told that after a screening of Degrassi In India, the cast did a brief Q&A session. Then people were able to mingle with the cast, and ask for pictures and autographs. From what I heard everyone had a great time! Ashley will likely be talking about her experience at the meet & greet on the next episode of Degrassi Talks, which will be out sometime next week!


Degrassi Meet & Greet This Friday

Get excited Torontonian Degrassi Fans!! We’ve got Meet & Greet news for you!!

This Friday, Jan. 21st, the cast of Degrassi will be at the Me To We Store in Toronto (223 Carlton Street)! They are there to launch their new Degrassi In India DVD. Here is what Epitome emailed us about the DVD:

Watch as the cast travels to India, visits rural communities and helps lay the bricks for a new school. Coming face-to-face with poverty, child labour and families deprived of life’s basic necessities, these young stars discover the true power of compassion. Journey with the Degrassi cast as they experience the breathtaking sights, sounds and sensations of India, and come away with a new definition of hope.

There will be screenings at 6pm and 7pm, and an opportunity to meet the cast and get autographs! To RSVP to the event, make sure you visit www.degrassiindia.eventbright.com.

As some of you may know, you can already purchase DVDs of Degrassi’s other FTC trips by visiting the Me To We Online Store. And for those of you who were inspired by the cast’s adventure, visit metowe.com for more information on how you can participate in one of these life changing trips!!


Photo Update: Degrassi In India Screencaps


I uploaded over 100 screencaps from the Degrassi In India documentary to the photo gallery! As always, you guys are welcome to use these however you’d like. Click here to see the full album!


Degrassi Talks Episode 1: Degrassi In India

Degrassi Talks is a brand new Degrassi podcast hosted by myself, Bianca from Degrassi Dish, and Ashley from Whatever It Takes. In each episode, we recap the top Degrassi news, discuss any new spoilers, as well as talk about the latest Degrassi episodes. In the future, we are also hoping to interview fans or other Degrassi-related individuals! Today we are premiering our very first episode, which focuses on Degrassi In India and our  thoughts on the 2nd half of season 10. We are waiting for approval to get on iTunes, but in the meantime you can download it right here!

Episode 01: December 27th, 2010

  • We discuss the new promos from Much Music & TeenNick
  • We also speculate Stephen Stohn’s “Fiona. Bobby. Tinsley” tweet
  • Degrassi In India – our favourite parts
  • What we learned from watching Degrassi In India
  • Erin proposes a new fundraising campaign on behalf of the fans of Degrassi
  • Will Fitz ever be a main character?
  • How will the storyline with Riley’s parents be handled?
  • Our wish for a KC/Clare/Eli love triangle
  • What we want to see from the KC/Jenna storyline
  • Why we don’t want the senior class to graduate yet

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Running time: 0:32:15
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