Perhaps you’ve heard some of the hullaballoo about the year-long tribute being planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.
In case you haven’t (shame on your teachers and parents!), in 2014, Canadians will be marking the sesquicentennial (what?!?! You’re not familiar with the term for 150th anniversary?) of that historic conference in Charlottetown that paved the way to Confederation.
PEI 2014 Inc. is doing a bunch of planning and promoting for the big sesquicentennial event and here’s something you may be interested in . . . the organization is looking for three Island students to help!
Become a member of the PEI 2014 Community Advisory Committee
The application process is now open to help PEI 2014 find its three student members—one grade 10 student from each county. If you’re interested in having some input on the festivities (ahem: awesome opportunity), then you want in on this. All you have to do is submit a (brief) writing assignment outlining why you want to be on the committee and what you hope to gain from the experience.
If you get in, you’ll be helping to provide broad-based community perspective on the province-wide 2014 program of celebrations.
In exchange, you’ll be committing to serving for two years (until the end of December 2014) and you’ll receive a $1,000 bursary to put towards your post-secondary education.
On top of that, the volunteer hours you get from sitting on the PEI 2014 Community Advisory Committee can be put towards the Community Service Bursary Program that the provincial department of Innovation and Advanced Learning offers to students (Note: only the hours you work when you start Grade 11 will count towards this bursary).
This quote was taken from the press release that was distributed to local media yesterday:
“Islanders told us loud and clear during the community forums held across the province earlier this year that PEI 2014 must be meaningful to Island and Canadian youth if it is to be successful,” said PEI 2014 Community Advisory Committee Chair, John Horrelt. “We are hoping for a good response from Island students to this rewarding opportunity.”
Apply before the deadline
- Who is eligible?All grade 10 students across the province
- When to apply? Before Friday, November 2, at 4:30 p.m
- Where to find more information? The application, writing assignment, and consent forms can be found at www.pei2014.ca/youth
Do you think you’ll apply?