BIA steps in to host White Rock candidates

Residents of White Rock and Surrey will now both have at least two opportunities to hear from city candidates en masse .

Surrey and White Rock residents will now both have multiple opportunities to hear from city candidates en masse prior to the Nov. 19 municipal election.

The South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this month that four all-candidates meetings – two for each city – were cancelled due to ongoing financial struggles that led to the elimination of that organization’s executive director.

Sherri Wilson Morissette, executive director of the White Rock Business Improvement Association, announced last week the BIA will host a White Rock all-candidates’ meeting Thursday, Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave.

Attendees will be asked on arrival to submit written questions for candidates. During the meeting, a mediator will pose questions.

For more info, call 604-536-4958 or email info@whiterockbia.com

Other meetings planned so far for White Rock include a Wednesday, Nov. 2 event at the White Rock Community Centre, and a Wednesday, Nov. 9 event at the First United Church in White Rock, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave.

The Nov. 2 meeting, 7-10 p.m., is hosted by Democracy Direct (formerly Friends of White Rock), a group “organized to promote democracy and good governance.”

The meeting will offer citizens an opportunity to ask questions and meet candidates, said board member Margaret Woods, a former councillor.

The Nov. 9 meeting – hosted by the church, the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Round Table, South Fraser Women’s Services Society and others, – is set for 7-9 p.m. Key topics are to be affordable housing, homelessness and food security.

In Surrey, the Surrey Board of Trade has lined up two events to help voters get to know their council and school trustee candidates in the lead-up to the election.

A Surrey Mayor & Council All-Candidates Business Dialogue is to take place Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 St. And on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., an  all-candidates meeting for school trustees is set for 14033 92 Ave.

Additional all-candidate meetings for Surrey mayoral and councillor candidates will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. (location TBA), Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at 13795 70 Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at 9850 King George Blvd., Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at 15995 84 Ave. and Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at 7778 152 St.

 

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