WINNIPEG, MB - Now is the chance for any kid between the ages of 8 and 12, living in Winnipeg, to become the City's first Kid Mayor.
“This is a fun, but at the same time educational initiative that I hope will build a greater appreciation for and understanding of municipal government,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “As well, it will be a great opportunity for elected members to learn from our kids who can sometimes say the darndest things and are rarely shy about what they think and feel. I hope kids across Winnipeg can find time to share what they think it means to be Mayor, and if given a chance what they would do to make Winnipeg an even greater city.”
All those wishing to become Winnipeg’s first Kid Mayor need to explain what they think Mayors do, and what they would do to make Winnipeg an even better place to live and why.
Entries will be reviewed by an external panel of judges, and one lucky submission will be selected to become Winnipeg’s first Kid Mayor.
As Kid Mayor, the winner will join Mayor Brian Bowman for an exciting day of being Mayor, they will even have a chance to pitch City Councillors on their idea to make Winnipeg an even better place to live, cut a ribbon or two, and even host their own press conference.
Everything you need to know about applying is online, click here.
With files from the City of Winnipeg