Candidates gamble on crowd support at casino

A meet-the-candidate night, for Penticton's upcoming Sept. 7 byelection, will be held at Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino on Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

PENTICTON - Candidates will seek applause first and votes second after Tuesday night's meet-the-candidates event at Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino.

Penticton's byelection is booked for Sept. 7 and there are eight people running. Former councillor Garry Litke, previous candidate Vic Powell and newcomer Brian Henningson are looking to be mayor. Kevin Andrews, Patrick Buchanan, Lynn Kelsey, Andre Martin and Katie Robinson want to fill a council seat left empty when Litke quit to run for mayor.

The political show-and-shine will be in the resort's ballroom area with the council candidates up first at 6:30 p.m. The mayoral candidates get the stage from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

For those unable to make the meeting the audio will be replayed on Aug. 28, 2013 on at 8:30 a.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

Penticton Herald editor James Miller will be moderating the event as well as sponsoring it along with the resort.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065, tweet @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict

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