Inclusive All-Candidates Meeting at Beban Park on November 10

PRESS RELEASE

Inclusive all-candidates’ meeting slated for Nov. 10

 A coalition of Nanaimo neighbourhood and community groups is hosting an all-candidates’ meeting on November 10 at Beban Park from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m, with an informal canddiates’ meet and greet session followed by a structured discussion. CBC Radio host Mark Forsythe will be the moderator of the evening.

The groups’ agenda is to enable genuine dialogue between candidates and citizens about important issues facing the city, leading up to the Nov. 19 civic election.

Candidates and the general public will be asked to identify the major issues facing our community prior to the meeting by submitting their ideas online to

http://democraticnanaimo.blogspot.com/

This input will then shape the main themes of the evening’s discussion on November 10th.

The organizers hope that the extended opportunities for discussion before and after the Nov 10 event, and a more open format for the all-candidates’ meeting, will generate broadly-based, inclusive and thoughtful debates about governing the city for all its residents.

For further information, contact:

Jennifer O’Rourke or Karen Hovestad

Coalition for Democratic Nanaimo, CDNcity@shaw.ca

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