Rotary planning two adventures for high school students

by Lucie Roy

Ontario and Saskatchewan are the points of call for two Rotary adventures taking place this spring. The Adventures in Technology program runs from Apr. 27 to May 1 in Saskatoon. The Adventure in Citizenship Program runs from May 3 to 6 and takes place in Ottawa. The programs will be available to Morinville Community High School and Sturgeon Composite high School students.

Rotary Youth Services Chair Kathy Sandmaier said Adventures in Technology is designed raise awareness and understanding of technology, how it affects daily lives, and what opportunities it presents for the future. Participants will visit a number of research facilities, including the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Research Council, and the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron. The application deadline for the limited enrollment program is Mar. 14.

The Adventure in Citizenship Program includes meetings with political leaders, senior officials, and an opportunity to learn about Canadian democratic institutions. Students will take a tour of Parliament and be in discussions with the Speaker as well as House of Commons staff members. They will also attend a sitting of the Citizenship Court where they will witness new Canadians getting their citizenships.

Rotary Clubs may only sponsor one student between the ages of 16 and 18. Only 200 students will be able to participate in the program.

Sandmaier said the adventures assist students in deciding what they want to pursue when they finish high school.

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