SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) is sponsoring seven all-candidates’ meetings across the region in advance of municipal elections on November 19. Organized by local chambers of commerce and the Surrey Board of Trade, the events are taking place in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley City and Township and Surrey.
Sukh Sidhu is president of the FVREB. “As REALTORS®, we advocate on behalf of citizens on many issues that could affect the quality of life in our communities such as planning, development, secondary suites, and transportation.
"We encourage voters to attend their all-candidates’ meeting to make personal contact with people who could end up being decision-makers on important municipal issues. For many members of the public, it may be their only opportunity to hear from their candidates before they cast their ballot.”
At each all-candidates’ meeting, REALTORS® who live and work in the communities will be on hand to either introduce the candidates, pose questions or distribute voter information handouts.
The meetings are being held:
- ABBOTSFORD (Mayoral candidates): Wednesday, November 2 from 7 pm to 9:15 pm – Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford City Hall, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
- LANGLEY CITY (Mayoral and Councillor candidates): Wednesday, November 2 from 7 pm to 9 pm – Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley campus Auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley
- ABBOTSFORD (Councillor candidates): Tuesday, November 8 from 7 pm to 9:40 pm – Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford City Hall, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
- MISSION (Councillor candidates): Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Best Western Mission City Lodge Ballroom, 32281 Lougheed Highway, Mission
- LANGLEY TOWNSHIP (Mayoral and Councillor candidates): Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm – Langley Events Center Gymnasium, 7888 – 200 Street, Langley
- MISSION (Mayoral candidates): Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm – Best Western Mission City Lodge Heritage room, 32281 Lougheed Highway, Mission
- SURREY (Mayoral and Councillor candidates): Tuesday, November 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm – Eaglequest at Coyote Creek Grandview Ballroom, 7778 – 152 Street, Surrey
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has been sponsoring various municipal, provincial and federal all-candidates’ meetings since 2001.