District of Clearwater was successful in obtaining three summer students under the Canada Summer Jobs grant program, chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx has reported.
The application was submitted for students to gain experience in and exposure to working all facets of a municipal government.
Duties will include acting as community ambassadors by assisting the promotion and increasing the awareness to visitors.
Other job duties will include directing traffic to Wells Gray Information Centre, promoting shopping and accommodations, promoting the transit system, and handing out information packets on what to see and do in Clearwater.
The summer students will also attend and assist where needed with summer events such as Canada Day, First Fish ceremony, and Star Gazing festival.
The young people will assist with the maintenance of splash park when it opens, learning health rules and water testing.
They will assist with summer recreation programs, such as planning tennis and soccer camps, learning budgeting, reporting on recreation programs, and finding out what is involved in park maintenance.
In the public works department, the students will learn about water and sewer sampling, sprinkler regulation enforcement, analyzing water usage, the new septic facility; water conservation program, cemetery and so on.
The students will hopefully do some of their work by bicycle transportation.
Start date for two summer students will July 1 for the Canada Day celebration; the third applicant will start on July 4.