Good afternoon, everyone!
As you know, we are less than two weeks away from our municipal civic election. Our locally elected officials are responsible for making decisions that affect our daily lives as citizens, as families, and as a business community. These elected officials not only influence our jobs, but they help create safe communities for British Columbians and shape the long-term vision for our community. It is a high level of trust and responsibility being placed on these elected individuals to make decisions on our behalf. Because of this, we strongly encourage everyone to have their voice heard - by way of voting. We also encourage everyone to educate themselves on the mayoral candidates’ and the councillor candidates’ platforms. Learn about their vision, their beliefs and values, and what they plan to focus on in the city, should they be the successful candidate.
There are many resources to explore to learn more about each mayoral and councillor candidate – we are sharing only a small portion of those resources below. There are also many opportunities to learn more about candidates and ask questions through upcoming civic forums. Again, we encourage anyone interested to attend these forums to learn more about the future leader of your city, as well as respective councillors.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 6:15 P.M.
CFJC-TV and the Kamloops and District Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host an all-candidates forum for councillor and mayoral candidates in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., with the forum beginning at 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 7 P.M.
Kamloops This Week, CBC Radio and Radio NL are staging an all-candidates forum in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University for councillor and mayoral candidates. It will feature a mayoral session, followed by councillor candidates answering public questions. You can attend in person and ask a question of the candidates or you can catch the forum online via KTW’s Facebook page.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 5:30 P.M.
The Central Interior chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and the Association of Interior Realtors are hosting an all-candidates forum for mayoral and councillor candidates at Colombo Lodge, east of downtown at 814 Lorne St., on Oct. 12. Registration and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner event will run until 9:00 p.m. Voters planning on attending must first register on the CHBA-CI’s website.
Mayoral Candidate Profiles
Sadie Hunter: website, KTW feature, CFJC feature
Dieter Dudy: website, KTW feature, CFJC feature
Arjun Singh: website, CFJC feature
Reid Hamer-Jackson: website, CFJC feature
Ray Dhaliwal: website, KTW feature, CFJC feature
Get to know the candidates: Linda Brown (current Mayor)
Get to know the candidates: Mike Goetz (former councillor)
Get to know the candidates: Tony Luck (current councillor)
Get to know the candidates: Mike Bhangu (former councillor)
Get to know the candidates: Jason Reynen
Get to know the candidates: Owen Hayward
Get to know the candidates: John Vassilaki (current Mayor)
Get to know the candidates: Corey Hounslow
Get to know the candidates: Julius Bloomfield (current councillor)
Information on How/Where to Vote:
Happy researching and hope to see many of you this week at one of the forums!