As the dates (the Thanksgiving long weekend) for the advance polls for the federal election grow closer, residents are starting to call the Citizen asking where they might be able to see the candidates running for the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford seat.
Though not all candidates have committed to the events yet, here are some planned opportunities.
In the Cowichan Valley, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Chemainus Secondary School, there is a meet-and-greet with the hopefuls at 6 p.m. followed by an all-candidates’ forum starting at 6:30 and scheduled to run until 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, there is a meet-and-greet with the candidates from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Crofton Community Hall.
Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 6 the big all candidates’ debate will take place in the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre theatre in Duncan starting at 7 p.m.
An additional chance to see the candidates in the north end of the Valley is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Aggie Hall in Ladysmith, starting at 7 p.m. and finally, on Thursday, October 15, just a few days before election day, there’s a final chance to hear all the hopefuls speak at Shawnigan Lake School starting at 6 p.m.
A forum, which had been set for Sunday, Oct. 18 in Lake Cowichan has been cancelled.