MLA Greg Kyllo laid out the functions and powers of provincial government to an attentive young audience during a presentation at Bastion Elementary.
Approximately 120 elementary students from Grades 4 and 5 attended the presentation by the Shuswap MLA at Bastion on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The classes had also attended the federal all-candidates meeting at Shuswap Middle School leading up to the federal election.
Kyllo’s presentation comes a few weeks after Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison spoke to the same group of students, explaining the role of municipal government. Kyllo hopes his presentation will get students interested in politics and foster an early education on the subject.
This was the first time Kyllo had spoken to this young an audience and he admitted he was nervous. Despite this, students were able to correctly answer questions posed to them by Kyllo and appeared to be paying close attention.