Grade 5 to 12 students in Parksville have a great shot at being mayor for a day since the deadline is coming up quick and the city still hasn’t received their first entry.
Last year the city essay contest was a big success, both in entries and the fun the young winners had touring city facilities and getting an inside look at how the city runs, with the mayor as a guide.
But now, with the deadline on April 20, communications officer Debbie Tardiff said they don’t have any entries.
Students living in Parksville or attending school in the city are invited to write 500 words or less on what they would do if they were mayor and how they would make Parksville the best city on the Island.
The initiative recognizes Local Government Awareness Week (May 20-26) and Youth Week BC (May 1-7), a provincial celebration of youth and a chance for the city to acknowledge the contributions made by young people, Tardiff said.
Essays should be single spaced with 12 point font. Handwritten essays should be on ruled paper. Include your name, age, grade, address and phone number.
Submit by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at City Hall, 100 Jensen Avenue East.
For more information contact Debbie Tardiff at 250-954-3073.