Date(s) - 17/08/2012 - 19/08/2012
Saskatchewan Legislative Building
SYP’s Centennial will be held August 17-19, 2012 at the Travelodge on South Albert in Regina.
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The official SYP Centennial Celebrations will be held August 17-19, 2012. The weekend will include a reunion of former SYP members, mock debates, and an audio-video presentation of the organization’s history.
Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and Tava Burton, Premier of Saskatchewan Youth Parliament (SYP) today launched the organization’s 100th anniversary celebrations by announcing the honourary co-chairs of the SYP Centennial Committee. The honourary co-chairs will include The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Regina Wascana MP, The Honourable Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations, and Mr. Lorne Calvert, former premier of Saskatchewan.
The Lieutenant Governor, an alumnus of SYP, officially inaugurated the organization’s centennial by unveiling the logo for the celebrations. The Centennial’s honourary co-chairs paid tribute to SYP’s legacy in Saskatchewan.
“SYP has had a tremendously positive impact on the lives of many young people. It has not only inspired politicians, but also journalists, civil servants and business leaders. I am proud to help SYP celebrate its heritage in this landmark year,” said Cheveldayoff.
“SYP was a big help in my political career. When it came time for me to seek nomination for my seat in the Legislature, public speaking seemed much easier because of my SYP experience,” said Calvert.
The Saskatchewan Youth Parliament (SYP) is a non-partisan organization of young people who meet to discuss and debate political and social issues. Members learn about the mechanics of government, such as parliamentary procedure, decision making, and the rules of debate in a parliamentary democracy. Originally known as the Saskatchewan Older Boys’ Parliament, the organization was opened to young women in 1972.
In addition to the co-chairs, alumni of the organization includes former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, former Member of Parliament Simon De Jong, former MLA Mark Wartman, Saskatoon broadcaster Jeff Rogstad, and FCL CEO Scott Banda.
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