Summerland's All Candidates Forum is expected to draw a large number of local residents eager to hear the views of their riding's candidates.
The Summerland Chamber of Commerce and the Summerland Review are co-hosting the event on Thursday, April 20 at Centre Stage at 9518 Main Street, where doors will open at 6:00 pm with speakers beginning at 6:30 pm.
At the forum the three candidates for Member of Legislative Assembly in the Penticton riding will answer questions. The candidates are:
Dan Ashton, Liberal Party;
Connie Sahlmark, B.C. Green Party; and
Tarik Sayeed, New Democratic Party.
The event will be
moderated by local business owner, and Summerland Chamber of Commerce Board President,
To ensure that each candidate has sufficient time to answer each question there will be no open microphone;
the public is asked to pre-submit their questions. Selected questions will be chosen by the Moderator and the Editor of the Review.
Questions for the candidates can be submitted by:
- email to John Arendt, the Editor of the Summerland Review, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
- email to the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Christine Petkau, at email@example.com.
- or, be dropped off at the Summerland Review office at 13226 N. Victoria Street
- or, be dropped off at the Summerland Chamber office at 15600 Hwy 97.
The deadline for questions is April 18 at 4 pm.
The moderator will explain the rules and format to the candidates and the audience prior to the question and answer period.