Westbank chamber to host second all-candidates forum

The Westbank and District Chamber of Commerce will host the second of this year’s election forums for all candidates in West Kelowna.

The Westbank and District Chamber of Commerce will host the second of this year’s election forums for all candidates in West Kelowna.

This upcoming forum, which will focus on economic and fiscal issues, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Westbank Lions Community Centre.

Forum MC, Phil Johnson of AM 1150, will ask candidates a series of questions after each has had an opportunity to present his/her platform.

“Each candidate will be given three minutes to discuss (his/her) economic vision for the District of West Kelowna,” said Al Davies, WDCC president.

“The mayoral candidates will be asked more questions than the council candidates. Hopefully there will be enough time for each candidate to answer a minimum of six questions, then there will be enough time at the end for the audience to ask questions.”

Davies said the purpose of the event is to help educate voters, especially those from the business community.

“Our goal with this forum is to have relevant, thoughtful presentations from candidates so members of our community can make informed decisions at the ballot box,” said Davies.

The chamber has solicited questions from their membership and questions will cover various economic sectors in West Kelowna including agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and retail.

“We have good races in West Kelowna for mayor and council. The more people can hear about what is happening and how the candidates think, (the better) for everyone,” said Davies.