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2023 Leaders of Tomorrow Event

Students from Bonanza, Savanna, Rycroft, Spirit River Regional Academy, and Ste. Marie Catholic schools visited the Saddle Hills County Administration Complex on Thursday, September 28, 2023, for the County's annual Leaders of Tomorrow event.

Grade 5 and 6 students from each school participated in a mock Council Meeting, electing leaders from their classmates to sit as Reeve and Council as they made decisions and discussed topics relevant to their area. Reeve Alvin Hubert and Deputy Reeve Kristen Smith led them through the meeting, using their many years of combined experience to take students through the process.

As part of the meeting students voted on a variety of resolutions, including a contribution from Saddle Hills County of $100 to each school, to be put towards their fundraising efforts for the recently completed Terry Fox Run. The Terry Fox Run is an annual charity event held around the nation raising money for cancer research.

Students also received a tour of the County facility from Administration staff, including some of the County's large equipment, such as graders, tractor, spray truck, fire truck, and the new garbage truck. A special thanks to staff members Scotty Martin, Brett Sauder, Ray McRann, and Morris LeClerc for being on hand to demonstrate equipment and answer student's questions. Local Volunteer Firefighters Ken Dolen and Chris Yuha also generously donated their time to provide information on the Savanna fire truck and equipment, delighting students and staff alike with their extensive knowledge and demonstrations.

Students and staff were treated to lunch, catered by County staff, before heading back to continue their days.

Thank you to everyone who participated to make the day such a success! We hope that this annual event provides knowledge and passion, encouraging our youth to be involved in their local government as they grow in the community.

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