Several West Rocky View community groups are hosting a candidate’s forum, Sept. 27, at the Springbank High School from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.
Residents are urged to attend the meeting to meet and ask questions of the electoral candidates in divisions 1, 2 and 3.
“It is going to be a chance for them (the candidates) all to be introduced,” said Clarence Buckley, of the Springbank Community Association. “It is a chance for residents to come face to face with their possible representative and to hear what their views are.”
During the event, candidates will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and answer several questions given to them before the event, said Buckley.
Afterwards, there will be an open question and answer period for residents to ask questions of the candidates, of which, as of Sept. 17, there were seven posted on the Rocky View County website. The meeting will be facilitated by Springbank resident and professional mediator Rob Wilson.
“We are going to ask that the questions be general and broad and not intended to be directed at any one individual or be adversarial,” said Adair White, who is helping organize the event as a representative of Springbank Community Organization.
“We are trying to make this a friendly event, and something that the community will want to come out to.”
White said organizers are gearing their questions to be complimentary to the Reeve’s Task Force, a group hosting community meetings around the municipality to garner input into the growth of Rocky View County.
“We are hoping this will fit in and be an opportunity to let the candidates share their visions…it is a great opportunity,” said White. “We wanted to do something to give a more positive community effort moving forward.”