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Election Forums 2013

Related Links:
Red Deer Public Library Online Forum 
A forum is the opportunity for the public to hear from individuals running for office.  A Forum may involve candidates being asked to present their platforms or may be conducted in a question/answer format whereby members of the public can ask questions to which the candidates respond.  Forums are hosted by business/special interest groups and are not a part of the legislated election process.  The City is not involved in coordinating these events.

Candidates for the Offices of Mayor and Councillor

Name:      Golden Circle                                              
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: 4620 - 47A Avenue
Host: Golden Circle
Contact:     Monica Morrison at 403-343-6074
RSVP required.

Name: Learning Opportunity: Wards vs. At-Large Electoral Systems
Date: Monday, October 7, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: iHotel on 67th Street
Host: The City of Red Deer
Note: This is not a forum however, it is a learning
opportunity on ward versus at-large electoral systems.
Contact: Communications & Strategic Planning department
The City of Red Deer

Name:      Construction, Development and Real Estate Forum
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (revised on September 4)
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m. 
Location: Red Deer Lodge
Host: The Canadian Home Builders Association - Central Alberta in partnership
with The Central Alberta Realtors, the Red Deer Construction Association,
and the Urban Development Institute of Alberta.
Contact:  Denie Olmstead, Executive Director
Canadian Home Builders' Association - Central Alberta
Note:     RSVP required for candidates wishing to participate in the forum.

Name: Health Forum
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Heartland Room at the Harvest Centre
Host: The Red Deer Primary Care Network
Contact: Alvina Burns 
Red Deer Primary Network
403-309-3682 or
Note: RSVP required for candidates wishing to participate in the forum. If you are unable to attend in person, it will be streamed live at and will also be on the Red Deer Primary Care Network website ( the following day.

Name: Red Deer Chamber of Commerce
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. - Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.
Location:  Westerner Park - Harvest Centre
Host: Red Deer Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Shelley Hanlan, Event Coordinator
Red Deer Chamber of Commerce

Name:          City of Red Deer Election Panel Forum in Plain Language    
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Time:  9:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
Location:  The Hub on Ross Street (4936 Ross Street)    
Host:         The Council of Canadians, The Hub on Ross, The CARS Leadership & Advisory
Council, Freebirds Red Deer, The Red Deer & District Community Foundation,
and Catholic Social Services
Contact:  Debbie Murray at 403-342-4550

Name:                    Mayoral and Council Candidates Sharing Circle
Date:         Friday, October 18, 2013 
Time: 2 - 5 p.m. 
Location:  Scott Block
Host:  Native Friendship Centre 
Contact: Marilyn Goodswimmer at 403-340-0020


Candidates for the Office of the Mayor

Name: Red Deer Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Snell Auditorium,
Downtown Branch of the Red Deer Pubic Library
Host: Red Deer Public Library
Contact: Candice Putnam at 403-341-3822

Name: Mayoral Candidates Forum  
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time:  7 - 9 p.m. 
Location: City Centre Stage
4922 - 49 Street
Host: Red Deer College
Contact:  Elaine Vandale at 403-342-3259

Candidates for Red Deer Public School Trustee

Name: Public School Trustee Forum
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 
Time: 7 - 9:15 p.m.
Location: Hunting Hills High School
Contact: Bruce Buruma at 403-342-3708

Candidates for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Trustee

Red Deer Area:
Name: Red Deer Catholic Trustee Candidates Forum 
Date:  Tuesday, October 15, 2013  
Time:  6 - 9 p.m.
Location:  Heartland Room, Westener Park 
Sponsored by:  Alberta Teachers Association Local #80 Red Deer Catholic Teachers
Contact:  Stephen Merredew at 403-342-4800 ext. 263222

QE II Ward:
Name:  Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College - Meeting Room
Hosted by: Olds Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Barb at 403-556-7070