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Penticton workshop prepares candidates, electors for upcoming municipal election

Voters have a rare opportunity to get some education in the democratic process at a candidate bootcamp and citizen school workshop taking place this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
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August 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton and area residents have a rare opportunity to find out more about local government and the role they can play in it, just in time for this year’s municipal elections.

Strategic Leadership Solutions will be hosting a pre-election workshop called Candidate Bootcamp and Citizen School on Friday, Aug. 31, starting at 6 p.m. at the Senior’s Centre, 2965 South Main St., according to an event post on the City of Penticton website.

The workshop, led by former Golden mayor Christina Benty, is intended to provide a discussion about leadership practices and how to support those that promote long-term sustainability, the city says. The meeting will also deal with the roles and responsibilities of local government and elected officials.

For those considering throwing their hat in the ring, the workshop will also cover considerations of running for office and what can be done to attract and elect the best people for the job.

The city says local government is a community effort requiring a team approach, and this community and candidate readiness educational workshop is a part of that.

Seating is limited, so RSVP by email at or call the city at 250-490-2400 for more details.

Municipal elections will be held across B.C. on Oct. 20.

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