Municipal Government Day set for Wed.

By Jon Zacks


Bring a lawn-chair – Wednesday is Municipal Government Day in Fort St. John.

City Hall is spearheading the event, to give residents the chance to learn more about how the City functions on a day-to-day basis.

From 3-8 p.m., each city department will have representatives manning a booth at Centennial Park, showcasing how that departments works, and some new initiatives underway.

There will be food vendors on hand, and free hot-dogs and burgers from the City. As well, there will be live bands performing from 4-8 p.m.

For those looking to meet (or embarrass) their favourite councilor, there will also be a dunk tank, with Councilors Trevor Bolin and Dan Davies, and Mayor Bruce Lantz each to take a turn on the hot seat.

There will also be activities for kids from 3-7 p.m., including picnic games (such as three-legged races and a tug-o-war), flower pot painting, and a free fish pond. Kids will also be able to get their photos taken with civic employees, including police and firefighters.

The event coincides with Arbour Day, which is an initiative of Communities in Bloom. Organizers will be distributing 200 apple trees, for a fee of $25, with proof of address.

For more information on Municipal Government Day or Arbour Day, visit fortstjohn.ca or call 3-1-1.

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