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Meet the people looking for your vote in the upcoming Vernon municipal election

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September 20, 2018 - 3:30 PM

VERNON - The Vernon municipal election campaign is underway and several organizations in the city are planning all candidate forums to help you get informed about the issues.

On Tuesday Oct. 2, there will be a mayoral forum and meet-the-candidates event at the Prestige Inn hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber and the Downtown Vernon Association.

The business groups are selling tickets for the meet-and-greet portion of the event which starts at 6 p.m. The mayoral forum will be free of charge and begins at 8 p.m. You can get tickets and more information here.

Independent Living Vernon is hosting a mayoral forum and organizer Lisa Briggs says they will focus on issues surrounding disability, mental health and seniors. The forum will go from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the People Place.

Castanet is planning to have a mayoral forum on Wednesday, Oct. 10 but the details have yet to be confirmed.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is hosting an all candidates event on Monday, Oct. 15, which includes a trade show-style meet-and-greet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The performing arts centre's executive director Jim Harding says there will be a presentation from the regional district on the referendum for a new downtown cultural facility at 6 p.m. followed a by moderated debate until 9:30 p.m.

Municipal election day is Oct. 20.

For a list of the candidates running in the Vernon municipal election go here.

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