Election 2014: Lots of chances yet to meet the candidates

All-candidates forums still to go in Summerland, Oliver and Penticton

Just two weeks remain in local municipal election campaigns, but there are still lots of all-candidates meetings throughout the region yet to come:

Penticton

— Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m., Perseus Winery: Mayoral candidates Andrew Jakubeit and John Vassilaki will meet with business leaders to give their views on the local economy and jobs. The public is invited, but space is limited. Sponsored by Perseus and the committee to re-elect Helena Konanz.

— Nov. 4, 6 p.m., Ramada Inn: Members of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend a speed campaigning event with the city’s mayoral and council candidates.

— Nov. 5, 1 p.m., Western News: Mayoral candidates have been invited to a bear pit-type event at the Western News office, where they’ll take questions from local business leaders, seniors, youth and media. While we can’t accommodate the public given space constraints, a video of the event will be posted at www.pentictonwesternnews.com.

— Nov. 5 and 10, 5-9 p.m., Dogtown Coffee: Two youth-oriented sessions with mayoral and council candidates hosted by the Educate, Encourage, Empower #Penticton group. Candidates will answer questions from moderators, including two local students. The public is invited, but space is limited, so you must RSVP through the group’s Facebook page.

Okanagan Falls

— Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Okanagan Falls Elementary School gym: Tom Siddon and Alan Whitman, the two men seeking election as Area D director for the RDOS, will take questions. Sponsored by Okanagan Sun magazine.

Kaleden

— Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Kaleden Recreation Centre: Tom Siddon and Alan Whitman, the two men seeking election as Area D director for the RDOS, will take questions. Sponsored by Kaleden Recreation.

Summerland

— Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., Summerland Seconary School gym: The 21 candidates for mayor and council will take questions from moderator Wilfred Barranoik. Due to the large number of candidates, questions will only be accepted in advance and chosen by the moderator and the editor of the Summerland Review in partnership with the Summerland Chamber of Commerce.

Oliver

— Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Frank Venables Theatre: Candidates for town council, Area C of the RDOS, and trustee hopefuls for School District 53 are all invited to the forum hosted by the Oliver Chronicle and South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.