On October 20th Whistler will head to the polls and vote in a new Council. As Whistlerites seek to find out where candidates stand on local issues non-profits are again stepping up to create spaces for dialogue.
On Wednesday, September 26th, the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), Arts Whistler and Whistler Community Services will host an All Candidates Meeting focused on ‘Building Sustainable Community’.
At the meeting, candidates will be given time to present to community members on the issues they care about and to answer questions from the audience which can be expected to be on topics relating to the environment, climate change, arts and culture, growth, community and issues the audience is concerned about as we collectively seek to build a shared sustainable future.
The All Candidates Meeting is free to attend so come early to be sure to secure a seat.
Doors 5:30pm | 6pm Meeting starts
Coffee/tea available – please bring your reusable mug (to go cups will be charged for).
Childcare available – please pre-book your spot via: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/childcare-spaces-at-all-candidates-meeting-tickets-49750024663 (please note: this link will close September 24 at 11:59 p.m.).
A pre-survey will be issued to candidates and made publicly available prior to the meeting and for those who can not attend the meeting will be filmed.
UPDATE: We are sorry to report – despite the best efforts of the technicians at the Maury Young Arts Centre, the file for the video of the September 26 All Candidates Meeting was corrupted and has been confirmed as unrecoverable. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we invite you to read the candidate pre-survey.
Other All Candidates Meetings are also being hosted by: Whistler Chamber & Pique Newsmagazine (Oct. 3rd and focused on business); and WORCA & Pique Newsmagazine (Oct 9th and roundtable ‘speed dating’ format).
We hope to see you at some or all of these meetings as we get to know the candidates and determine who will best represent our community.