Think you got what it takes to be Ottawa’s Mayor for a Day?

After last years success we’re doing it again! On February 1st, Youth Ottawa and members of the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee officially launched the 2nd annual “Mayor For a Day Contest” in partnership with Mayor Jim Watson and the City of Ottawa. The launch took place at Immaculata High School where students were invited to learn more about the Mayor’s office, his role, and his future plans for the city, followed by a question and answer period.
The contest will run from February 1st until February 28th, 2019. We invite all Ottawa High School students from Grades 9-12 to submit a 5 minute YouTube video or a 500 word essay on:

What do you love about living in Ottawa and your 2 ideas for how to make Ottawa an even better place to live.

The two winners of last year’s contest spent an exciting day with Mayor Watson, including being interviewed on CTV Morning Live, meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other VIPs at an Invest Ottawa event, and taking a ride on the new LRT. We hope to have another series of exciting events lined up for this year’s winners!
For the full contest rules and submission please visit: Mayor for a Day submission.