Election Forums

Election forums are events hosted by various community groups, organizations, or businesses for the purpose of hearing from candidates for a specific office. The format and structure are set by the host and may include the presentation of platforms, a moderated question/answer format, and/or opportunities for attendees to ask questions from the floor. Check back frequently as this page will be updated as forum dates are set.

List of Election Forums

Labour/Union Meet & Greet with City Councillor and School Trustee Candidates

For Candidates for the office of: All Municipal candidates

Forum Topics: This is an informal opportunity for union members to meet and mingle with candidates running for Red Deer City Council, the Public School Board and the Catholic School Board. Ask questions, hear what the candidates have to say, let them know what is important to you and what direction you envision for the City and schools.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Red Deer Legion (2810 Bremner Avenue)

Host Contact: 
Red Deer & District Labour Council
Karen Reay

Municipal Election Forum

For Candidates for the office of: All Municipal candidates

Forum Topics: Come meet your Municipal Candidates for the upcoming election.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 4, 2017 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: Harvest Centre - Westerner Park

Host Contact: 
Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce
Shelley Hanlan

Diversity & Inclusion 

For Candidates for the office of: Councillor candidates

Forum Topics: Diversity and inclusion.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Memorial Festival Hall (4214 58 Street) 

Host Contact: 
Welcoming and Inclusive Community Network
Sheila Bannerman

Construction, Land Development and Real Estate Industry Forum 

For Candidates for the office of: All Municipal candidates

Forum Topics: Construction, land development and real estate in the City of Red Deer.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Radisson Hotel Red Deer 

Host Contact: 
Canadian Home Builders' Association - Central Alberta; Red Deer Construction Association and Central Alberta Realtors Association
Denie Olmstead


Hosting a Forum:

If you would like to host a forum, please fill out the Submit A Forum Event form. Note that it is advisable to contact the respective school boards and The City in advance of setting Forum dates to ensure there are no known conflicts. Contact information is as follows:

Frieda McDougall, Returning Officer
The City of Red Deer
Phone: 403-342-8132
Email: Frieda.McDougall@reddeer.ca

Rod Steeves, Secretary-Treasurer
Catholic School Board Office
Phone: 403-343-1055
Email: Rod.Steeves@rdcrs.ca

Bruce Buruma, Corporate Secretary
Public School Board Office
Phone: 403-343-1405
Email: Bruce.Buruma@rdpsd.ca

Note: The City of Red Deer does not coordinate forums but provides this space for hosts to publish their events and for candidates and the public to learn about these opportunities.

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