All-candidates meetings set for Mission

Chamber, non-profits host federal election candidate meetings in Mission.

  • Sep. 12, 2015 7:00 a.m.
All-candidates meetings set for Mission

How passionate are your federal candidates in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon about issues relating to seniors, children, families, people who are homeless, those who are new to Canada and others who are experiencing their own unique set of challenges and opportunities?

Find out on Tuesday, Sept. 29 as Mission Community Services Society (MCSS) and its four partners showcase social services issues in the region at the Clarke Theatre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Non-profit organizations in the region play key roles in their communities, and the support from the person assuming the role of our Member of Parliament will be critical in the next four years after election day on Oct. 19,” said moderator Rick Rake of MCSS.

Partnering with MCSS to offer the unique federal all-candidates forum are Mission Friendship Centre, Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Mission Association for Community Living.

The public and all of the riding’s community organizations are invited to attend and ask written questions which will be presented by a panel.

For more information or to offer questions for the forum, contact Rake at 604-826-3634 or email


Chamber event:

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce together with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board will be hosting an all-candidates event for the new Mission/Matsqui/Fraser Canyon riding on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Clarke Foundation Theatre.

Candidates will be questioned by a panel representing the Mission business community. In addition, those in the audience will have an opportunity to provide questions for the panel to pose to the candidates.

“It’s important for not only our membership but all members of the business community to voice our concerns and determine where our candidates stand on important issues relating to business in mission,” said Dave Sawatzky, government affairs chair for the Mission chamber.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the candidates in person and to evaluate their responses to important issues for Mission business,” added Sawatzky.

Prior to the event the chamber will be sending the candidates a set of pertinent questions. The questions and the candidates’ responses will be posted on the chamber website at