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Posted by Pat Gould-Thorpe on Feb 25, 2018

Rotarians were joined by John's father, Scott and his grandparents Diane and Wilf as we enjoyed a wonderful presentation from John Barrett Ogilvie, an Avon View High School student from Bramber who was the Windsor Rotary delegate at an Adventure in Citizenship in Ottawa last spring.
 

For some 50 years now the Rotary Club of Windsor has sponsored a student to attend Rotary's yearly Adventure in Citizenship. John joined over 200 students, each sponsored by a different Rotary Club from across Canada, for four days in Ottawa, where they learned to better appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. The program is organized by the Rotary Club of Ottawa which arranges for host families, and tours of the Parliament Buildings and places of interest in the city. The students attend a special sitting of the Citizenship Court where they have the privilege.of witnessing new Canadians receiving their citizenship.

 

John showed us photos of some of the highlights of his trip and thanked Rotary for the best experience of his life so far.

The Adventure in Citizenship is is one of many youth projects supported by Windsor Rotary...one Toonie at a time. You can help by playing the weekly Windsor Rotary Community Toonie 50/50 draw. Find out more at http://rotarytoonie.com/