Important Dates: Local All-Candidates’ Meetings

The Grandview Woodland Area Council, along with a number of other neighbourhood groups and associations, has arranged a series of meetings at which local residents can discuss policy and values with as many Mayoral, Council, Parks Board and School Board candidates as possible.

The first of these, for mayoral and Council candidates, will take place on Monday 1st October, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm,  at Gym D, Britannia.

Different from most other meetings this election season, the format will be what is known as World Cafe style. “Using the “world café” format, the events will offer individuals and representatives from each party an opportunity to speak for three minutes and then, after these short speeches, the balance of the time will be spent at tables, with 10-15 community residents in a 15-minute dialogue with a single candidate. After 15 minutes, candidates will rotate tables. Each table will have a moderator and a note taker, and the notes will be shared with our community through various platforms.”

It is a bit like speed dating, but a lot of ground can be covered in a reasonable time.

The second Mayoral and Council candidates’ meeting will take place at Ray-Cam, 920 E. Hastings, from 5:30pm to 9:00pm Wednesday 9th October.

Meetings for Parks Board and School Board candidates will take place from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday 29th September at Britannia, and at Strathcona Community, 601 Keefer, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday October 12th.

3 Responses to Important Dates: Local All-Candidates’ Meetings

  1. Alex Greenfields says:

    Thanks for this info. I’ve been unable to a comprehensive list of candidate meetings in the city. On Monday Oct 1 there’s also a mayoral and council candidates debate/meeting at Heritage Hall 6:30–8:30pm. Seems crazy that these 2 meetings are set to exactly coincide. Would be nice to know which candidates are going where.

  2. pennystreet546 says:

    Actually, the first of these four meetings takes place on Saturday Sept 29, 11-3 at Britannia. This will be for Park and School board candidates. Oct 1 is 5-9, also at Brit, and will be for Council and mayoral candidates.

    September 29 – 11:00 – 3:00 Britannia Community Centre Park Board and School Board
    October 1 – 5:00 – 9:00 Britannia Community Centre Council
    October 9 – 5:00 – 9:00 RayCam Community Centre Council
    October 12 – 6:30 – 9:30 Strathcona Community Centre Park Board and School Board

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