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​​​​​​Local Government Week

Local Government Week takes place in October of each year, with the aim of increasing youth and public awareness about the important role local government plays in our communities.​ It is directly tied to the Grade 5 social studies curriculum, and provides Ontario students, educators and municipalities the opportunity to engage one another on how their communities work.

Local Government Week  is a joint initiative of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), Council of Directors of Education of Ontario (CODE), Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Ministry of Education, Ontario municipalities and the Ontario Teachers Federation. ​

Each year an open house is held at the BWG Leisure Centre. It is open to the public, and grade 5 students are specifically invited to attend and take part in related activities. 

​​For more information on Local Government Week, please contact the Clerk's Division.

Poster contest

In conjunction with Local Government Week, the Town is hosting a poster contest. The contest is open to all Grade 5 students in BWG.

Poster details: 
  • All submissions should be on 11” x 17” ledger sized paper
  • Any art supplies can be used
  • Creativity is essential
  • Artwork must be original and hand drawn
   Please ensure the following details are provided on the back of the poster: 
  • Student name
  • School
  • Teacher
  • School phone number


Winning posters will be displayed throughout the Town’s administration office. Students with the winning posters will invited to a Town Council  meeting to receive a prize pack and have a photo taken with the Mayor!

Submission deadline:

Poster submissions are due by Friday, November 3, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

How to submit:

Mail submissions to:
Local Government Week Contest
Town of BWG
P.O. Box 100, 100 Dissette Street
Bradford, ON L3Z 2A7


Drop off submissions at:
Town Administration Office
100 Dissette Street, Unit 7 & 8
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Good luck!