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Monday November 3th, 2014

All Candidates Forum


You can now pre-submit your questions in person or by e-mail before November 3th 12 AM.

Please include Name and Address.

Please specify if your question is directed to mayor or council candidates.

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 November,3th 12AM  to in person or by e-mail or

Questions must include name and Address.

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

Questions must be readable within 30 seconds.

The questions will be asked by our moderator, there will be no open microphone.

All pre-submitted questions will go into a box, the order of 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 be accepted by our floor manager and passed along to the moderator.

Our moderator will read the questions, no open microphone.

Questions that are nasty, insulting or accusatory toward a candidate will not be accepted.

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.

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