Local Government Awareness Week 2023 - May 14 to 20

Calling all Elementary School students in Squamish! How well do you know your local government? Test your municipal IQ with our word search, quiz, and colouring contest.

Download our word search and send your completed word search to contest@squamish.ca for a chance to win a prize! Download the PDF or JPEG file.

Show off your colouring skills! Choose one of the colouring sheets available to download, colour it in, and then return it to contest@squamish.ca for a chance to win a prize. Download the PDF or JPEG Option 1 or JPEG Option 2 file.

BONUS: Create a background for the Fire Truck. Show us your drawings!

Enter our Local Government Awareness Week trivia contest and if all 15 of your answers are correct you will be entered to win a  prize! Click here to start the quiz!

Hint: look through our website for the answers and information. Don’t forget to use the search bar!

Note: BONUS Questions are just for fun! They do not need to be answered to be entered into the draw.

Contest entries are welcome from students grade K-6 until Friday, May 26 at 4 p.m.  The draw will take place on Wednesday, May 31. Word search winner will be drawn randomly from the list of completed and correct word searches. Colouring page prizes will be drawn randomly. Trivia contest winner will be drawn randomly from the list of completed and correct trivia contest entries.

As part of Local Government Awareness Week, we are seeking some extra support in the Mayor’s Office from our youngest citizens. We are inviting elementary school children to tell us why they would like to be selected as “Mayor for a Day”. The more creative and original the submission, the better the chance of winning! Pictures, posters, videos, poetry, and songs are encouraged.  

Students may wish to highlight their knowledge of what local governments do, what they love about Squamish and what they might change to make our community even better.  

Two students will be chosen, one from Grades K-3 and one from Grades 4-6. The winners, along with a friend of their choice, will be invited to the District to take a tour of the Police Station, Municipal Hall, Fire Hall No. 1 and always the highlight - a ride in a fire truck! In addition, the winners’ class will enjoy a pizza lunch. “Mayor for a Day” activities will occur during the morning of Wednesday, May 31. 

Submission deadline is Friday, May 26 at 5 p.m. Please be sure to include the student’s name, age and grade, teacher’s name and school. Options for entry: 

  • Drop off at Municipal Hall during office hours, or in the after-hours drop box (to the right of Municipal Hall front doors) 
  • Mail to “Mayor for a Day”, PO Box 310, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A3 
  • Email to mvonbloedau@squamish.ca 

Thank you for your participation - we look forward to your entries!  

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