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Mayor Basran confirmed for Rutland all candidates meeting as Kelowna's municipal election looms

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran (at podium) flanked by Kelowna city council.
September 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM

KELOWNA - Get out the popcorn, it’s show time.

The Rutland Residents Association is first out the gate with an all candidates meeting in advance of next month’s municipal election. The association is joining with the Rutland Park Society and the Uptown Rutland Business Association to host the event on Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Association secretary Sharlene Drohomereski said so far incumbent Mayor Colin Basran and mayoral candidate Bobby Kennedy have confirmed their participation.

Drohomereski said 19 of 21 council candidates have also confirmed they will attend as have seven candidates for school trustee.

She said they will not stages debates between candidates, employing instead a meet-and-greet format where candidates make themselves available to voters for questions.

While most candidates have already registered for the event, the association is asking any who hasn't to call the association at 250-807-5988.

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has also said it will host a live mayoral forum in the second week of October but has not confirmed the details yet.

Policy analyst Caroline Miller said the chamber is posting questions and responses from all candidates on its website and the page will likely go live Sept. 28 depending on the return rate of information from candidates.

Kelowna joins municipalities across the province at the polls Oct. 20.

For a list of the candidates running go here.

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