Great opportunity for Nelson area youth

The Nelson Rotary Club is pleased to announce the Adventure in Citizenship program

The Nelson Rotary Club is pleased to announce the Adventure in Citizenship program will be in the national capital region on April 29 to May 2 and provides a rare opportunity for local youth.

The Rotary Adventure in Citizenship Program is now its 63ed year. The program is intended to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of citizenship in Canada. It poses questions to the participants concerning the ethical and moral dimensions of citizenship in a rapidly changing world. It challenges participants to consider how a country as large and diverse as Canada can foster amongst its citizens a sense not only of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship but also commitment to the values we hold as Canadians.

The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet their peers from every part of Canada and to discuss and debate wit them issues facing Canada today. It also gives participants the opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at many of Canada’s national institutions, an opportunity that is usually not available to either visitors or residents of the national capital region.

A unique component of the program is the billeting of participants with host families. The participants can expect to return home tired, thrilled by the experience, with many new friends and often with their assumptions about Canada significantly changed.

Selected students must be between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age on May 1, 2012, enrolled in and attending school (Grade 11 or 12), and be maintaining acceptable grade standards. Preferably, the student should be considering a career in the applicable program.

To enable the selection committee to assess the candidate’s interest and capabilities, a written outline on why the candidate wishes to attend the conference is required to be submitted by 1 p.m. on February 15 to Christopher Fairbank (404 Vernon Street, Nelson, V1L 4E5).

The program includes billets for the out of town students and transportation. Travel arrangements and expenses are provided by the Nelson Rotary Club. For more information and application forms, contact Fairbank at 250-352-5371.