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Although she’s new to the position, the City of Victoria is giving Mayor Marianne Alto a day off and letting three lucky youths run the city.

The day is meant to teach kids how local government works. 

To apply for the position of Mayor for a Day, children who are 12-years-old and under have to enter a colouring contest

The artwork will all be displayed in Victoria’s city hall during the month of December and three participants will be selected to serve as mayor. 

They’ll learn all about government and have a complimentary pizza lunch with Mayor Alto.

The colouring sheets were available at voting places during election day on October 15th. Currently, they can be picked up at Victoria City Hall and the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre. 

The colouring sheet is also available online in two sizes for printing.

The deadline to enter the colouring contest is November 25th. Entries must be dropped off at city hall or Crystal Pool. 

They can also be mailed to city hall at 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6.

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