JCI to host All Candidates Forum, October 29

Forum will feature mayoral and council candidates, will start at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Key City Theatre.

  • Oct. 14, 2014 7:00 a.m.

On Wednesday, October 29, the public can  meet the local candidates vying for your support  for the upcoming Nov. 15 municipal election.

JCI Kootenay is sponsoring Cranbrook’s All Candidates Forum, an opportunity for all Cranbrook citizens to ask the questions important to them and hear from the potential leaders representing Cranbrook in the 2014-2018 term.

The forum will start at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Key City Theatre.

The organization is seeking to boost the dismal voter turnouts from previous elections. In the 2011 municipal poll, Cranbrook’s voter turnout was  only 33 per cent.

“JCI is striving to help curb voter apathy with the All Candidates Forum by making it easier for the public to get to know the candidates,” said Event Co-Chair Jenny Byford. “It is exciting to see so many people interested in seeking office this year and JCI is proud to offer a neutral setting for Cranbrook residents to engage and discuss political issues.”

The All Candidates Forum will feature the candidates running for mayor and for Cranbrook City Council. Candidates will be asked a short set of structured questions followed by questions from the audience. Attendees will have the opportunity to anonymously submit their questions at the event. JCI will ask as many questions as the time permits. College of the Rockies President and CEO, David Walls will be the moderator for the event. 

JCI is encouraging all Cranbrook residents to attend the forum and to bring their questions at 6 pm at the Key City Theatre, Wednesday, Oct. 29.
For more information about the event, contact: forum@jcikootenay.com.

JCI Kootenay is a non-partisan, membership-based non-profit organization comprised of members ages 19-40 who live and work in the East Kootenay. Our members believe in the importance of creating positive change within our communities and the world. For more information, visit: www.jcikootenay.com