With just days left in the run-up to municipal elections, there's no better time than now to become acquainted with the candidates running for mayor, council and school board.
Outlined below are a series of events and mixers throughout North Vancouver and West Vancouver, ensuring local residents can ask questions and make informed decisions before casting their votes in time for the Oct. 15 deadline.
District of North Vancouver
Tuesday Oct. 4
The Blueridge Community Association have joined forces with the Seymour Community Association, the Deep Cove Community Association, Parkgate Society Community Services and the Mount Seymour United Church to put together an all candidates meeting at the Mount Seymour United Church, between 7 p.m and 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
The Lynn Valley Community Association are hosting an all candidates meeting at the Lynn Valley recreation centre, between 7 p.m and 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7
An all candidates get together will take place at the Highlands United Church via the Edgemont and Upper Capilano Community Association, between 7 p.m and 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Lynn Valley Library is hosting a "speed-candidating" event, designed to allow voters to pummel candidates with questions in a more informal and open manner. Open to registered participants only. For more information visit the NVDPL website, or to register, call 604-984-0286 ext. 8144.
City of North Vancouver
Tuesday, Oct. 4
The non-profit Grand Boulevard Residents Association will host an all-candidates meeting for mayor and council in the small gym at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees are advised to look for the sign at the school's front entrance. More information can be found on the Grand Boulevard Residents Association website.
District of West Vancouver
The Western Residents’ Association and Horseshoe Bay Business Association are hosting an all-candidates meeting for mayor and council candidates, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gleneagles Clubhouse Great Hall, 6190 Marine Dr, West Vancouver. Candidates will be responding to questions relevant to the western region of the District of West Vancouver, an area extending from Eagle Harbour to north of Horseshoe Bay.
Thursday Oct. 6
Positive Voices is holding a forum on the environment and climate change in West Vancouver. The event will house all candidates - spanning four candidates for mayor and 19 for council - ensuring those in attendance can pen their burning political questions to the full list. More information on the forum can be found on the Positive Voices' website.
Wednesday Oct. 12
The West Vancouver Seniors' Centre will also be hosting all candidates meetings at the Community Centre Gym, with one at 1 p.m. for mayor and another at 2 p.m. for councillor.