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I remember the days when I was turning 18 and how I was so excited because 18 was a big number. Why? You can't do much when your 18, you already have your drivers license and you still have another year to go before you can drink. For me, 18 meant I could VOTE!

And I was excited because I finally had my small chance to voice my opinion in the democracy! Through out high school and university I saw my peers excitement, concern for voting and being a part of our government falling. Everyone had the additude that "it's only one vote, no one will notice if I don't show up". But they do!

 

 

Rick Mercer has a great video on the student vote, so check it out!

Students at the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and London City Highschools are organizing our very own Vote Mob to let Canada know that in this election, students want to be heard.

Come out to Victoria Park on Saturday, April 30th dressed in your most Canadian outfit! Canadian flags, jerseys, and your loudest noisemakers are highly encouraged.

 

The idea is to gather hundreds of students in Victoria park to film a Youtube video to get the attention of all of the parties. We want to be heard and we want to be part of their platforms from this election forward.

 

Schedule:
1:00 pm - Free Pizza and Pop
1:15 pm - Performances: National Anthem, Blake Fly, Elections Canada, RICK MERCER, and a final thanks from our Vote Mob Team
2:00 pm - Video Shoot: We'll have people to direct everyone and help make the process go smoothly!

Make sure to check it out! I'm planning on being there this Saturday and can't wait to see how it all turns out!

 

Mackenna

 

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Sounds like fun and good to get the young adults engaged in the election.

Thanks

Hey Everyone!

Saturday was amazing! With over 1000 people coming out to the youth vote rally it's looking out to be one of the largest youth rallies in Canada! Rick Mercer came and gave a great speech on the importance of the Youth being involved in OUR countries politics!

It was great to have Western, Fanshawe, area high schools and the City of London come together and share their passion for supporting Canada and our election process.

 

Here is the youtube video that was made to celebrate the day.

 

 

When I get my pictures edited I will put them up as well!

 

Don't forget to vote today!

Mackenna

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