Thursday, October 31, 2013

Youth train trip to Ottawa: relevant and authentic!

Dear Saanich South,

Please note I am going on holidays next week! The Constituency Office remains open regular hours.

I'm very excited to be joining 50 students from Claremont Secondary’s Institute for Global Solutions (and their teachers!) for an amazing adventure.

Tomorrow we depart Vancouver by train en-route to our nation’s capital!

The MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Elizabeth May, is coming too! We will support SD63 talented teachers as the students learn core components of Social Studies 11 and Sustainabilty 11. There will be lots of time on those long hours across the great expanse of Canada for the kids to appreciate our country and learn how democracy should work.

I've even promised to lecture on the rules of "parliamentary practice in BC" if they misbehave!

After we get to Toronto, I'm parting ways to visit Washington DC. The rest of the group will continue to Ottawa where the the students have meetings scheduled already with the Official Leader of the Opposition, Tom Mulcair, as well as with Justin Trudeau in his Senate Chambers. Elizabeth May will give students a private tour of Parliament Hill and they will attend Remembrance Day Ceremonies on the Hill.

What a relevant and authentic way for these fortunate kids to learn about Canada and democracy!

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