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Letters from Students Prompt Trudeau’s Visit to Winnipeg School

January 26, 2017 10:27 AM | News

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The city of vancouver is shown in the background as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a tugboat in Vancouver Harbour, Tuesday, Dec.20, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — Letters written by students at Robert H. Smith School to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prompted the visit scheduled for later today.

Students took part in a letter-writing project last December and invited the PM to talk to students about active citizenship and leadership.

“The Prime Minister’s Office contacted us earlier this week and asked if we could make arrangements for the Prime Minister to talk to the students about these themes,” said school principal Tom Rossi.

During the visit, no parking will be permitted on Oak Street in the area of the school. The meeting is also only open to staff and students.

“This is about our students feeling pride in their accomplishments and being responsible for making something happen. If not for the efforts of all of our students, this visit would not happen,” added Rossi.

Trudeau will then take part in a town hall event at the University of Winnipeg.