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Every year, our club sponsors one of our local high school students to join students from all over the country for five days in Ottawa. During those days, they visited the House of Commons, the Senate, and other Ottawa landmarks, and learned about our nation's democratic institutions. This event is managed by the Rotary Club of Ottawa.
For full information and application forms, consult the Adventures in Citizenship official site at www.rotaryottawa.com. The local contact at our club is Terry Cameron, who can be reached at 807-683-1541 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our club's sponsored youth, Niharika Shahi (left), visiting Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
To gain a better understanding of our country
To learn about our democratic institutions through personal meetings with political leaders and senior government officials
To appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of CITIZENSHIP
To participate in discussions on law, ethics, citizenship and national issues
To hear addresses by Pages, Clerks and the Speaker of the House of Commons
To visit the House of Commons, the Senate as well as other Ottawa landmarks
To attend a special session of the Citizenship Court
To establish a relationship with an Ottawa family (billet)
HOW TO APPLY:
Pick up an application form at Student Services. On it, compose a brief essay on “What Citizenship Means To You” as well as completing the “Tell Us About Yourself” form. Submit the completed form back to Student Services.
Use the essay to explain your understanding of citizenship and include some personal decisions in your life that illustrate good citizenship
Finalists from each school will be asked to participate in a brief interview with a panel of local Fort William Rotarians. One successful candidate will then be selected to participate in the Adventure in Citizenship Program in Ottawa
Niharika and other Rotary-sponsored youths from all over Canada,
having dinner together in Ottawa.