Election 2015: all-candidates meeting set for candidates

Event for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates to be held Oct. 1.

Candidates in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding have been invited to attend a meeting being held by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce together with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association.

The event for the new riding will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Creekside Centre at Christian Life Community Church, 35131 Straiton Rd., Abbotsford.

“Candidates will be questioned by a panel representing businesses in the local area. In addition, the audience will have an opportunity to provide questions for the panel to pose to the candidates,” said Chamber president Josh Bach.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to see the candidates in-person on a level playing field and to evaluate their responses,” added Bach.

Prior to the meetings the chamber will be sending the candidates a set of pertinent questions. The queries and the candidates’ responses will be posted on the chamber website at abbotsfordchamber.com later in September.

Other all-candidates meetings are as follows:

Oct. 5 – The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce 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.

This meeting will follow the same criteria as the Abbotsford meeting.

Sept. 29 – 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.

For information or to offer questions, contact Rake at 604-826-3634 or email rick.rake@missioncommunityservices.com.

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