Last week we visited Kingston City Hall to launch our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) project. In conjunction with the upcoming federal election on October 21 and our current history unit leading up to Confederation, the 7/8 class is going to run a GOTV campaign in the adjoining school neighbourhood. We met with Mr. Oosterhof, current municipal councilour for District 1: Countryside in the City of Kingston, and he talked to us about his passion for politics and why he believes voting at any level of government is important. He also addressed why voter turnout has been lower in the past few elections and had some thoughts on how to encourage citizens to vote.
Attached is a picture on some reflection that the 7/8 students had about the visit.