The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of events aimed at helping voters make an informed decision when they head to the polls for the Oct. 15 municipal elections.
On Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the chamber will host an online all-candidates forum for Colwood voters. The decision was made to hold the event online to allow as many people as possible to participate, with technical limitations allowing as many as 500 people on the Zoom call.
The session is also being recorded and will be posted to the chamber’s YouTube channel so voters may watch it whenever it is convenient for them ahead of the election.
Both Colwood mayoral candidates and eight of the 10 councillor candidates have confirmed they will be participating, according to the chamber.
The forum will include opening statements, a selection of questions submitted in advance by Colwood voters, and closing statements. Attendees will be able to view the event, but will not appear on screen. To ensure voters can hear consistently from all of the candidates, there will be no questions from the floor at this event.
The Colwood forum will be accessible at us02web.zoom.us/j/84332248078.
The chamber will then be holding a similar event on Sept. 28, also starting at 6:30 p.m., for Langford voters. The chamber said both mayoral candidates and all 14 councillor candidates will be participating.
The Langford forum will be accessible at us02web.zoom.us/j/85119090371.
The chamber’s final all-candidates forum will be held on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and will be focused on View Royal. Both mayoral candidates and all seven councillor candidates will be participating.
The View Royal forum will be accessible at us02web.zoom.us/j/86064064561.
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