The Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon candidates toured the Zajac Ranch in Mission recently. Candidates include (from left) Liberal Jati Sidhu

Non-profits host federal all-candidates forum Sept. 29 in Mission

There are currently no Agassiz or Harrison all-candidates forums scheduled

How passionate are your federal candidates in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon about issues relating to seniors, children, families, people who are homeless, those who are new to Canada and others who are experiencing their own unique set of challenges and opportunities?

Find out on Tuesday, Sept. 29 as Mission Community Services Society and its four partners showcase social services issues in the region at the Clarke Theatre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Non-profit organizations in the region play key roles in their communities, and the support from the person assuming the role of our Member of Parliament will be critical in the next four years after election day on Oct. 19,” said moderator Rick Rake of Mission Community Services Society (MCSS).

Partnering with MCSS to offer the unique federal all-candidates forum are Mission Friendship Centre, Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and Mission Association for Community Living.

The public and all of the riding’s community organizations are invited to attend and ask written questions which will be presented to the candidates by a panel.

For more information or to offer questions for the forum, contact Rake at 604-826-3634 or email rick.rake@missioncommunityservices.com

There are currently no Agassiz or Harrison all-candidates forums scheduled.