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A WEST END MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM

Tuesday, October 9
7 - 9 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Welsey Church (1022 Nelson)

Several stakeholders in the West End including: West End Families in Action (WEFA), WE Arts WEArts.ca, Denman & West Neighbours (DAWN), West End Seniors' NetworkGordon Neighbourhood HouseMetro Vancouver AllianceYoung Ideas, and St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church are inviting Vancouver’s leading mayoral candidates to discuss their positions on pressing issues facing the residents and businesses in Vancouver’s West End.

AIM … to provide a forum where candidates can explain their positions and hear the concerns of local residents via questions to be provided by stakeholders. Among the themes of concern within the West End about which candidates will have an opportunity to share their ideas are:

1. livability and quality of life;
2. residential affordability and homelessness; and
3. viability of independent local businesses.

FORMAT … Candidates will answer questions provided by stakeholders, and a moderator (Richard F Zussman, Global) will ensure that answers and exchanges among candidates are concise and on target so as to make best use of the 7:00-9:00pm time frame for the event.

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES … This will be done closer to the forum, with an eye to keeping it to a manageable number. Endorsement by a political party or organization will be taken into account in making a selection.

YOUR PARTICIPATION … Everyone is invited to submit questions that can be posed by the moderator to the candidates. For further information about the event and to add questions to pool from which a selection will be made for putting to the candidates, please contact siobhan@gordonhouse.org.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION … St. Andrew's Wesley Church is a wheelchair-accessible facility. For those with a mobility device, access to the event space (the sanctuary) is from Nelson Street. A gender-neutral washroom will be available for this event. Participants are encouraged to minimize the use of scented products such as cologne or perfumes. Please let organizers know if you have any specific accessibility requirements, and they will do our best to accommodate you.

Earlier Event: October 9
Family Story Time
Later Event: October 10
Memories of the Future III