Elections Canada

Elections Canada
Canada's Democracy Week

Canada's Democracy Week
Apathy is Boring

Apathy is Boring

September 12, 2011 10:18 ET

Media Advisory: Chief Electoral Officer of Canada and Apathy is Boring Invite Young Canadians to Celebrate "The Art of Democracy"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) -

  • As part of Canada's Democracy Week (September 12–16), the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, and Ilona Dougherty, Executive Director of Apathy is Boring, will launch "The Art of Democracy" National Youth Challenge aimed at encouraging youth aged 14–30 to celebrate and learn about democracy.
  • A news conference will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto.
  • Attending the news conference will be Amanda Mabro, a Montréal pop songstress, who will also be performing.
  • Prior to the news conference, an Apathy is Boring Civic Participation Workshop with local youth will take place. These youth will also be present at the news conference.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament. Canada's Democracy Week is an Elections Canada civic education initiative.

Apathy is Boring is a national youth-led charitable organization that uses art and technology to educate youth about democracy.

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