Sicamous chamber to host all-candidates forum

Questions from public being accepted in advance by chamber.

  • Sep. 9, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Sicamous residents have an opportunity to submit questions for their North-Okanagan Shuswap federal riding candidates to answer at an upcoming forum.

The Sicamous and District Chamber of Commerce has announced it will be hosting an all-candidates meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Both the Resource Centre and Sicamous Eagles’ buses will be available to transport residents who need it from the Sicamous Seniors Centre to and from the Recreation Centre.

All four candidates in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding have confirmed they will attend the debate. These include Mel Arnold of the Conservative Party, Cindy Derkaz of the Liberal Party, Jacqui Gingras of the New Democratic Party and Chris George of the Green Party.

The chamber of commerce is looking to the community to provide questions for the candidates ahead of the debate. Questions for one or all of the candidates can be submitted by phoning the chamber office during work hours at 250-836-0002, stopping by the Visitor Information Centre in the district building, emailing the chamber’s communications director at, or filling out the form on the chamber website at

The official voting day is Oct. 19.