|It's never too early to learn about democracy|
And if you have kids, don't miss this opportunity to take them along and explain what voting is all about- that this is how, in a democracy, we can peacefully decide who our leaders will be. Anyone who is a student of history will understand how important the election process is. Societies without access to options for peaceful change, often seek change through violent means.
As important as voting is, it shouldn't be the end of your involvement in civic affairs. At the school board level, you can attend and make representations at School Board meetings. You can get involved in your local school council. You can let your provincial MLA know how important education is to you.
Good luck to all the candidates who came forward in this election willing to serve as Trustees!
Check out this great, short video encouraging young people to vote.