Suzanne Carpenter, candidate

Question: Why are you the best choice to represent Sicamous on council?

  • Sep. 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Running for council for the District of Sicamous has been a long-standing dream of mine and now that I am retired (secretary at ERS) I have plenty of time to devote to the job. I have lived in Sicamous for the past 30 years and my husband (recently retired) had worked for the district for the past 27 years and therefore I have knowledge of Sicamous’s past and future goals.

I keep abreast of current issues in Sicamous and feel that I can contribute a common-sense approach to council and bring the concerns of Sicamous residents to the table. I have been a very active volunteer in our community such as leader of Beavers and Cubs at our Legion, fundraiser for Parkview PAC, president and secretary of Sicamous Minor Hockey, president and secretary of Sicamous Curling Club, director on Sicamous Seniors Housing board, Moose Mouse days, fundraised and co-ordinated the building of the Tony Beeftink Courtyard at ERS, helped organize the Christmas craft show at ERS and many other fundraising events for Eagle River Secondary.

My volunteer record exemplifies passionate, self-driven advocacy on behalf of Sicamous. I care about your interests and your voice for each and every one of you. If you elect me as your new councillor I will serve this town and the needs of its people. Those needs will change over time. Right now the top priority is a new water treatment plant as water is the most precious and valuable resource a town can have. Many of our seniors currently have to purchase water and this puts a strain on fixed incomes and penalizes those with weak immune systems.

We have to work to bring families back to our community to sustain our schools, our recreational programs and to maintain a healthy viable community.