Nelson Rotarians seek adventurers

The Nelson Rotary Club is looking for applicants to the Adventure in Citizenship Program.

The Nelson Rotary Club is looking for applicants to the Adventure in Citizenship Program.

From Sunday, May 1 to Wednesday, May 4, program participants will join other young Canadians in discussing and debating the issues impacting Canada today. The diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship will be a key focus of the program. Participants will learn about the workings of our democratic institutions by meeting with political leaders, senior officials and others, an opportunity not usually available to visitors or residents of the National Capital Region.

Participants will be billeted with host families and provided with bed and breakfast and transportation to and from the program. Participants will be immersed in a full slate of activities, develop new friendships, and acquire a deeper knowledge of Canada and what it means to be a Canadian.

The selected student must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant between the ages of 16 and 18 by May 1, enrolled in and attending school (Grade 11 or 12), and 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/essay on why the candidate wishes to attend the conference is required to be submitted by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Travel arrangements and expenses are provided by the Nelson Rotary Club. For more information and application forms, contact Abe Fominoff at abrahamfominoff@gmail.com.

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