Meeting the candidates made easy in Chilliwack

Sixteen of 20 council candidates showed up at the first all-candidates' event of the 2011 elections on Friday.

The calendar is filling up with all-candidates’ meetings in Chilliwack over the next few weeks.

The first one of the 2011 municipal elections was held Friday at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel, organized by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and CEPCO.

Two “Meet Your Candidates” nights at the Chilliwack Library are set for Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. Both Wednesday events start at 6:30 p.m. Candidates for council, school board, and Cultus Lake Park Board will be in attendance, and the public will be able to ask questions about their positions.

It’s up the hill on Nov. 7 at Promontory Heights elementary for a candidates’ meeting and then out to Yarrow Community Hall a few days later on Nov. 10, with both events starting at 7 p.m.

Three groups from the Promontory area are co-sponsoring the Nov. 7 Town Hall meeting for Chilliwack council candidates, the Promontory Residents Association (PRA), the Promontory Heights Elementary Community School Association (PHECSA), and the Promontory Community Church (PCC). The two-hour meeting will be in the gymnasium at the Promontory Heights elementary at 46200 Stoneview Drive.

Each candidate will get four minutes to answer the question: What do you perceive as the major political issues/concerns for the Promontory Heights community, and, if elected, how would you address them?

A moderated Q&A session will follow.

Candidates are being asked to “acquaint” themselves with the neighbourhood of about 8,000 residents “by taking the time to visit Promontory Heights and to observe the recent growth” on the hillside community.

The all-candidates’ meeting at Yarrow Community Hall on Nov. 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. will be moderated by Jim Brenner. The hall is at 4670 Community St.

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