(PQB News file photo)

(PQB News file photo)

Parksville-area students choose mayor and council in mock election

Students also voted for School District 69 trustees

Parksville’s new city council would look a little different if elected by area elementary and high school students.

The students had a chance to participate via the Student Vote program by CIVIX, a national charity dedicated to strengthening democracy through civic education.

Students at Ballenas Secondary, Oceanside Elementary and Pass-Woodwinds Alternate School voted for Doug O’Brien as mayor, with 294 votes to incumbent Ed Mayne’s 268.

Chosen by the youngsters for council were Sean Wood (315), Frank Bailey (217), Lucky Butterworth (214), Adam Fras (207), Joel Grenz (201) and Mike Kelly (194).

READ MORE: Enrolment numbers tick up in Qualicum School District for fall of 2022

Students, including those at Errington Elementary and Nanoose Bay Elementary, also voted for their choice of School District 69 (Qualicum) trustees.

Eve Flynn was selected for Area E, winning 13 votes to Philip Perry’s 9. In Area G, Elaine Young and Carol Kellogg were elected with 275 and 268 votes, respectively, just ahead of Garry Pendergast’s 251.

Student Vote uses elections as a teachable moment and enables teachers to bring democracy alive in the classroom. The program lets students experience the voting process and cast ballots for the official candidates running in the election.

Full results of Student Vote 2022 are available on its website.

— NEWS Staff

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

City CouncilElection 2022Parksville

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up