For Immediate Release: April 11, 2013
UNDECIDED? FRASER VALLEY REALTORS® INVITE VOTERS TO ALL-CANDIDATES’ MEETINGS
SURREY, BC –The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) is sponsoring nine all-candidates’ meetings across the region in advance of BC’s provincial election on May 14.
Organized by local chambers of commerce and the Surrey Board of Trade, the events are taking place in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley City and Township, Surrey, North Delta and White Rock and cover 15 electoral ridings.
Ron Todson is president of the FVREB. “This is a seminal election with many new candidates in every riding. For many citizens, these meetings may be their only opportunity to see and hear people who will be their representatives in the legislature after May 14.”
Todson adds that members of the public will be able to pose or submit questions and also hear questions asked by REALTORS®. “As professionals who live and work in our communities, we advocate on behalf of many issues which directly affect the quality of life in our communities such as economic vitality, the Property Transfer Tax, transportation and the reporting and remediating of drug operations.
“We strongly encourage people to come out and even if you don’t have a specific question, some of the issues we raise could help you decide where to mark your ballot on Election Day.”
The meetings are being held:
• FORT LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE riding:
Wednesday, April 24 from 7 pm to 9 pm – Langley Events Centre Banquet Hall, 7888 – 200 Street, Langley
• LANGLEY riding:
Thursday, April 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm – Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley campus Auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley (free parking in west lot off Glover Road)
• DELTA-NORTH riding:
Tuesday, April 30 from 7 pm to 9 pm – Delta Lion Public House & Bistro’s private meeting room, 11186 – 84 Avenue, Delta
• ABBOTSFORD-WEST riding:
Tuesday, April 30 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm – Garden Park Towers, 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
• ABBOTSFORD-SOUTH riding:
Thursday, May 2 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm – Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
• SURREY-WHITE ROCK riding:
Friday, May 3 from 7 pm to 9 pm – Star of the Sea Hall, 15262 Pacific Avenue, White Rock
• ABBOTSFORD-MISSION riding:
Tuesday, May 7 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm – Christian Life Community Church, 35131 Straiton Road, Abbotsford
• SURREY’S eight ridings:
Tuesday, May 7 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm – Eaglequest at Coyote Creek East/West room, 7778 – 152 Street, Surrey
• MAPLE RIDGE-MISSION & ABBOTSFORD-MISSION ridings:
Thursday, May 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Best Western Inn Ballroom, 32281 Lougheed Highway, Mission
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has been sponsoring municipal, provincial and federal all-candidates’ meetings since 2001. REALTORS® are on hand to introduce the candidates and help facilitate the meetings on behalf of voters.
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The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is an association of 2,787 real estate professionals in the communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission in BC. The FVREB marked its 90-year anniversary in 2011.