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Williams Lake Seniors Village hosts all-candidates meet and greet

‘We wanted the residents to get answers to their questions’: Alex Froese

Seniors Village hosted a soiree Thursday evening, Sept. 29 in Williams Lake and invited the candidates running for city council and school trustee.

“We wanted our residents to meet the candidates one-on-one and get answers to their questions,” said community relations manager Alex Froese. “So many of the candidates responded within minutes of my invitation, saying they were interested in attending.”

Red Seal chef Greg Caverly prepared a spread of beautiful food.

Caverly lives at 108 Mile House and was previously working in Abbotsford before taking the job.

Local musician and Keziah Froese provided live background music while the candidates milled around the dining room handing out pamphlets and talking with residents.

Olive Walsh was sporting pearls and fancy blouse, plus a great smile.

“We don’t often get events like this,” she said.

Candidates who attended included all four mayoral candidates Walt Cobb, Kerry Cook, Surinderpal Rathor and Jason Ryll.

City council candidates who attended were Ivan Bonnell, Marnie Brenner, Joan Flaspohler, Jazmyn Lyons, Michael Moses, Scott Nelson and John Pickford. The only school trustee candidate in attendance was Jackie Lahaise.

There was a special voting opportunity at Seniors Village on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

General voting day is Saturday, Oct. 15 while advance voting opportunities were available on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 at city hall.

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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