• Greater Vernon all-candidates forum Oct. 8

    Greater Vernon residents are reminded that there is an opportunity to hear directly from the North Okanagan-Shuswap federal candidates.
    On Oct. 8, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society will host a federal all-candidates forum. The event is also sponsored by the B.C. Fruit Growers Association and Castanet.
    “We are encouraging the public to take part in the forum as this is a great chance to learn about the candidates, their parties and their platforms prior to casting a ballot,” said Dione Chambers, Greater Vernon Chamber general manager.
    The moderator will be Chris Walker, host of CBC Radio’s Daybreak South.
    The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. and the forum will begin at 7 p.m.
    The forum will include introductions from the candidates, questions from the sponsor organizations and then the public will have an opportunity to put questions before the candidates.
    Castanet will provide live streaming of the forum.
    Admission is free, however, donations to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society’s youth programs or bursary fund will be appreciated.
    Dione Chambers, General Manager    
    Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, E: manager@vernonchamber.ca  P: 250-545-0771
    Jim Harding, Executive Director    
    Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society, E: jim@ticketseller.ca  P: 250-542-9355