Sport Abbotsford/Tourism Abbotsford Sponsored All Candidates Meeting – Wednesday, November 5th

Sport Abbotsford, in partnership with sponsors Tourism Abbotsford and Pacific Sport Fraser Valley, are hosting an open dialogue with trustee candidates about how to move Abbotsford’s sporting interests forward.

When: Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Abbotsford Rugby Club – 31929 Mercantile Way, Abbotsford

All Candidates Meet and Greet at Rancho Caterers – Tuesday November 4th

All candidates are welcome to participate in an open to the public event. Voters will have the opportunity to meet with all the candidates present and ask the questions important to them. Voters who don’t have a chance to ask their question, can write it down and put it in the candidates’ boxes, and candidates can email a response after the event.

When: Tuesday, November 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Rancho Caterers Hall @ 35110 Delair Rd, Abbotsford

Your Responsibility Doesn’t End With Voting

Click on the link below to view an opinion piece published in the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper, regarding how to choose school trustee candidates wisely.

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-your-responsibility-doesn-t-end-with-voting-1.1479241

Although the piece talks about Victoria trustee candidates, ask yourselves the same questions about Abbotsford’s trustee candidates:

1) Do the incumbents “vote in blocks,” thereby minimizing the ideas/concerns of the other trustees and effectively negating some change?

2) Do you feel that the trustee in question (whether an incumbent or a new candidate) will be someone who is accountable to the public?  Have they answered emails or calls? Do they engage with the public at school board meetings? Did they visit teachers on the picket line (including non-incumbent candidates)? Do they ever visit schools?

3) Do they speak up for public education? Are they willing to go outside of their comfort zone to do so?

4) Do kids’ futures matter to them? Do they want today’s students to have choices available about what their future dreams and goals are?