On October 7th, Arnold Viersen, the Member of Parliament incumbent, and Leslie Penny, the Liberal candidate for our riding, visited Swan Hills School. The visit was the first in our Speakers Series, this one aimed particularly at Grade 9, for whom Canada’s political system is part of their Social Studies curriculum, as well as interested high school students.
In their one-hour presentation, Penny & Viersen described what’s involved in running for office and their respective party’s platforms. Students were enlightened to witness what, for some, was their first political debate as the politicians fielded the students’ questions. Both speakers emphasized the importance of individual involvement in society.
Sincere thanks to Carol Webster at the Swan Hills Grizzly Gazette for the photo.