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NEWS: Council of Canadians connects with high school students

A Global Cafe organized by Grade 10 students at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton will open early this year. The Edmonton Journal reports, “There will be local musicians, open-mic nights, spoken-word poetry, inter-generational storytelling workshops, a student-run coffee shop with goodies from culinary arts students, as well as a living library where students can sign out people like library books and learn about their passions. …About 60 volunteers from a variety of groups — including the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters, the Parkland Institute, Make Poverty History and The Council of Canadians — have signed up to participate in the west-end high school’s living library, (Global Cafe coordinator Julia) Dalman said.”

Additionally, in early-December, about 370 high school students in Waterloo Region participated in Canada’s longest-running simulated federal-provincial conference at the University of Waterloo. Students played the role of the prime minister and federal ministers and, as noted in their media release, “One special interest group, the Council of Canadians, will be represented this year.” More on this at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=12457.

And also in early-December, the Vancouver Courier reported that Council of Canadians organizer Harjap Grewal spoke to about 230 high school students from across Vancouver at the third annual Climate Change Conference held at Windermere Secondary School, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=12583.