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Calling all kids: Want to be Sault's mayor for a day?

City now accepting submissions from Grades 5 and 6 students for this year's contest
2021-06-06 Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centre File BC (2)
Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centre file photo.

Do you dream of being mayor for a day? If you're in Grades 5 or 6, now is your chance.

Entries for the 2024 contest are now open.

Students are asked to submit a letter, video or any other creative piece that answers these questions:

  • Why would you like to be the Mayor for a day?
  • If you were the Mayor, what would you do?
  • What are the things you like most about Sault Ste. Marie?

“I’m always looking for opportunities to engage local youth in municipal government,” said Mayor Matthew Shoemaker in a news release issued by the city today. “Introducing young community members to municipal government helps them understand the structure and function of government, in turn developing a sense of civic duty and responsibility that will hopefully encourage them to be informed and active participants in our community as they grow.”

The deadline for submissions is June 19 and the winner will be announced (through the news media and the Mayor’s social media platforms) on June 20.

The winner will open the City Council meeting on June 24, and will also receive a pizza party for their class, a tour of the Civic Centre and a meeting with the Mayor.

Anyone interested can email their entry to [email protected] or mailed/delivered in person to the Civic Centre front reception at 99 Foster Drive. Participants may submit only one idea per entry, and the contest is open to Grade 5 and Grade 6 students.

Participants must submit a fully completed application form. It is available online here.

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