All candidates meeting moved

Date for get-together of Maple Ridge contenders is Oct. 27

  • Sep. 29, 2011 7:00 p.m.

A scheduling conflict that threatened to put an all-candidates meeting on the same night as the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club Sports Banquet has been worked out.

The all-candidates debate scheduled for Fraserview Village Hall will be rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Initially, it was set for a day earlier, but that conflicted with the Rotary Sports Banquet, the 21st annual, that raises money for youth sports.

“We appreciate them accommodating us,” said Gordy Robson, with Rotary.

To help the rescheduling, the club will pay for two advertisements announcing the change. The ad will also mention another all-candidates’ meeting set for Monday, Nov. 9 at Webster’s Corners elementary at Dewdney Trunk Road and 256th Street.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and is hosted by the Webster’s Corner Community Association. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Simon Challenger at 604-833-0243 or Mary Robson, at 604-466-3333.

According to the Fraserview Community Association’s Facebook page, Judy Vermette will be the host and moderator, with questions determined in advance and posted on the group’s website and Facebook page.

The Rotary Sports Banquet’s goal is to raise money for local sports facilities. Meadow Ridge Rotary so far has raised more than $500,000 for youth football, soccer, lacrosse, kayaking and more.

The event takes place at Meadow Gardens Golf and Country Club and starts at 6 p.m.

MC for the night is John McKeachie. Tickets are $150 and available from local rotarians. The evening will also feature another induction of a Hometown Hero.

A complete list of all the candidates who’ve filed candidate nomination forms so far is on the district’s mapleridge.ca website.