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Events & News Peachland Chamber Of Commerce

Monday October 27th,2014

Quarterly Meeting 

Board Room - Visitor Centre

Doors 6:30 pm – Meeting starts at 7:00

FREE, feel free to bring guests. 

The agenda will be e-mailed this week.



Monday November 3th, 2014

All Candidates Forum

Unsure who to vote for in the upcoming election? The Peachland Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Peachland View, will host and all candidates forum on Monday, November 3.

The forum, which will be held at the Peachland Community Centre, will kick off with a meet and greet with the candidates from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. and begin with opening remarks and a welcome from chamber of commerce president Dave Collins promptly at 6 p.m.

Invited to the meeting are incumbent mayor Keith Fielding and his four challengers, current councillors Eric Hall and Cindy Fortin, former councillor Ernie Hurd and former Highway 97 Taskforce president Bruce Letendre, all of whom will be fielding questions on stage from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Also slated to speak that evening will be the nine candidates seeking the six seats on Peachland town council. Incumbents Terry Condon, Peter Schierbeck, Eldon Kerbes and Vern Moberg, as well as challengers Pam Cunningham, Allan Holender, Mike Kent, Mario Vucinovic and Keith Thom will take a turn in the hot seat between 6:10 and 7:45 p.m.

Incumbent school board candidate Moyra Baxter, who ran unopposed and was therefore acclaimed on October 20, will give her speech at 6:05 p.m.

Each mayoral and council candidate will be given the opportunity to make an opening and a closing speech. Speaking order for the evening will be determined by draw which will take place prior to the public’s arrival.

The moderator for the forum will be Shayn Moritz, who will explain the rules and format to the candidates and audience prior to the question/answer portion of the evening.

The timekeeper for the evening will be chamber of commerce executive director Patrick Van Minsel.

Due to the large number of candidates who will be speaking, the public is asked to pre-submit their questions before Wednesday, October 29 to or

If you do not have e-mail or internet you can submit your question at the ofiice of the Peachland View or Chamber of commerce (if closed there is a drop box next to the door).

Questions will be divided by topic and selected at random and must be readable within 30 seconds.

If your question is selected, you will be invited to ask your question in person at the forum.

All pre-submitted questions will go into a box, the questions will be drawn on November 3th between 4:15 and 4:45 in presence of all the Candidates.

Anyone who submits a question is asked to specify if the question is directed to mayor or council candidates.

You can also submit questions at the door, these will go into a box and are drawn at random during the Forum if time allows.

Refreshments will be available on site for $2.

The municipal election is Saturday, November 15, 2014. Nomination period commenced at 9 a.m., September 30 and closed at 4 p.m., October 10.

Peachland, the heart of the holidays...

Buy Local Christmas Campaign

"21 days of Christmas"

Starts: November 17th and runs until December 24th.

More Information will follow soon.


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