The Nelson Library is hosting a speed 'Candi-dating'on Thursday

Speed ‘candi-dating’ returns to library

Get some one-on-one time with candidates running for political office.

Nelson’s municipal campaign calendar now includes an unconventional approach to engaging citizens and candidates alike, a Speed Candi-dating event where residents can meet and chat with those hoping to earn their vote.

On Thursday, October 30, the Nelson Public Library, West Kootenay Ecosociety and will offer citizens an opportunity to spend three minutes one-on-one with candidates asking questions, raising issues, and connecting personally.

A spin-off of speed dating, Speed Candi-dating has proven to be a successful format for connecting citizens and candidates running for political office.

All candidates for mayor and council and for school board trustee have been invited to participate.

“This is a fun, fast and effective way for Nelson’s citizens to engage with the candidates who aspire to represent them on municipal council,” said the library’s June Stockdale, one of the event organizers.

“The format was a real success in 2011, and we expect we’ll have a strong turnout of people who want to get to know the candidates better on a whole range of topics, from affordable housing to taxes to climate change,” said Dan Woynillowicz of, who also coordinated the 2011 event.

“This is an exciting election with a competitive field of candidates” said noted David Reid of the West Kootenay Ecosociety.

“We’re confident there will be a strong showing from both candidates and citizens alike.

For further details and ongoing updates please see the Facebook event page.

Just Posted

10 RDCK incumbents seek re-election

Most rural directors want another term

Slocan Valley added to communities on flooding evac alert

Kootenay Lake is expected to reach flooding level in Nelson by Friday

Police searching for Nelson man

Brent Mickelson hasn’t been heard from since February

UPDATED: Hwy 3 west of Creston remains closed due to mudslide

A detour is available on the Kootenay Lake Ferry, but commuters could see wait times

Local police recognized for work

Eight officers were honoured for removing impaired drivers

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

UPDATED: More than half of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Wellington Dukes pull off epic upset of Wenatchee at RBC Cup

The Dukes are off to the championship game after downing the Wild 2-1 Saturday at Prospera Centre.

Most Read