20121108-_dsc8715The history of any local or municipal government reflects the community it serves. St. Albert boasts a unique story of local government dating back before Canada was a country or Alberta was a province. After a brief introduction, your students will “elect” a city council (mayor and councillors) before they break into smaller groups to prepare a short presentation about a municipal issue (parks, development, animal control, taxes, garbage pick up, recycling, etc.). Later in the program, they’ll present their municipal issue in a mock council meeting.

Curriculum Links:

  • Local Government

Discussion regarding some of these municipal issues ahead of time is helpful but not required. We will move up to the City Council Chambers (as availability permits) to conduct a mock council meeting with your students.


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 14 students
  • $5.25 per student


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to: Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or registration@artsandheritage.ca

Information and Policies


Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 6

Curriculum Link

Social Studies


Musée Héritage Museum