Get More Informed for the October 22nd Come to the Public Forum this on Wednesday, September 12th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the St. Catharines Centennial Library
An Invite to All from the Niagara District Council of Women
Posted September 9th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
The Niagara District Council of Women will be hosting a “Women in Niagara Politics – 2018 Candidates Public Forum” on Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the St. Catharines Centennial Library (54 Church St. in the city’s downtown). We have invited all 21 women who are running for either Mayor or Regional Councillor in Niagara municipalities to speak for 3-4 minutes, with questions to follow. Candidate confirmations to attend have been very high with only a few unable to attend due to other commitments.
The focus of this unique candidates’ meeting is the fact that women are needed in Niagara politics and can make a difference in how our communities are best served in all aspects of life — economics, education, health, environment, housing, justice, status of women, social development and seniors’ issues.
Although we are not able to invite all the women in the region who are running for other offices in local municipalities to be speakers (there are far too many to allow sufficient time for each), they are all to be commended and will be most welcome to attend.
P.S. — The Niagara District Council of Women (NDCW) has 26 federated group members plus individual members from across the Region. This year we celebrate our 100th year of service to the community. In June, we hosted women from across the country at the 125th AGM of the National Council of Women of Canada at Niagara College. You can learn more about our council, our history and 100th Year Anniversary at www.ndcw.ca
An update regarding the Women in Niagara Politics Forum:
- This public forum, hosted by the Niagara District Council of Women, will be held this Wednesday, September 12, at 7 pm in the Mills Room, St. Catharines Centennial Library, 54 Church Street.
- We have confirmed participation from 20 of the 21 women who are running for Mayor or Regional Councillor in Niagara municipalities.
- Candidates will be organized in four groups: the Mayoral candidates; candidates for Regional Councillor from Fort Erie, Pelham and Welland; candidates for Regional Councillor from St. Catharines; and candidates for Regional Councillor from Niagara Falls.
- Each candidate will speak for 4 minutes to be followed by questions for the group. Written questions will be read by the moderator.
The forum moderator is Debbie Zimmerman, a former Regional Chair and CEO of the Grape Growers of Ontario.
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