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Speed dating forum latest federal election event for the Central Okanagan

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September 06, 2019 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is putting a different twist – and a fee – on its federal election forum.

Billed as part of its Okanagan College Series, the Oct. 16 event starts with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the Coast Capri Hotel where candidates “will move from table to table to introduce themselves and hear about any burning issues,” states the Chamber website.

That will be followed by a more formal panel discussion with questions from the floor.

Tickets are $42.86 for Chamber members. The website doesn’t list a cost for non-members.

Other Central Okanagan forum scheduled to date include:

  • Saturday, Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m. the Mary Irwin Theatre
  • Sponsored by the National Association of Federal Retirees and the Canadian Association of Retired Teachers
  • Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. at Kelowna Senior Citizen’s Society hall, 1353 Richter St.
  • Sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women
  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m. at Kelowna downtown library

Candidates from both Central Okanagan ridings have been invited to all these forums. The ridings stretch from Lake Country to Summerland and from Princeton to Logan Lake.

Candidates for Kelowna-Lake Country are incumbent Liberal Stephen Fuhr, Conservative Tracy Gray, the NDP's Justin Kulik, the Green Party's Travis Ashley, Salomon Reyek for the People’s Party and the Marijuana Party's Darrin Fiddle.

Candidates for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding are incumbent Conservative Dan Albas, Liberal Mary Ann Murphy, the NDP's Joan Philip, the Green Party's Robert Mellailieu, Allan Duncan with the People's Party and the Marijuana Party's Brynn Jones.

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