City Hall School – Citizenship Fair 2014

I hadn’t heard of Edmonton’s City Hall School program until instructor and coordinator Linda Hut contacted me this spring. Now I’m a huge fan – especially after getting to take part in a session earlier this month. On Friday, June 13, I got to attend the wrap-up event and was inspired by the student reps and all the kids (and grownups) who came out to mark their achievements this year. Here are a few photos from the celebration!

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Mayor Iveson gave a great speech in his “casual Friday” best, and acknowledged that City Hall School classes were his place to get centred during the early days of his mayoralty.
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School Trustee for Ward H, Nathan Ip, got my attention when he mentioned there are 87,000 kids in Edmonton’s schools – and that the school system has a budget of $1 billion annually!
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Instructor and coordinator Linda Hut, who was recognized for her hard work with this lovely (surprise) bouquet of flowers.
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World War II veteran Maurice White and his wife, Elsie, came to the festivities. Maurice is an active volunteer with City Hall School when they come visit the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum at the Prince of Wales Armouries.

 

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