All Candidate Forums 2022

Municipal and Regional District Elections are on October 15th.

The Chamber will be hosting an all-candidate forum Wednesday, October 12th, 7pm-9pm at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.  We anticipate one hour to set aside for mayoral candidates questioning, and the remainder for the council.

The Chamber forum will get underway between 7pm-9pm, moderated by Chamber Director Bob Hall and Business Recovery Advisor and communications consultant Darren Davidson. This will be a business-economy focused forum with some social and environmental as to how the issues may impact business and the community.  Doors open at 6:30pm.

Questions will be developed through the Chamber network, and the event will be mediated by Chamber Staff or Chamber Directors. If there are questions you would like to pose to the candidates, drop us at note at

Other forums in the coming two weeks include:

Oct 5 — Forum on climate and the environment

This forum, for mayor and council candidates, is sponsored by the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians, West Kootenay Climate Hub, and Nelson Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health.

The focus will be on the future of climate and environmental action by city council. The questions will be decided in advance by the three sponsoring organizations.

The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church at 601 Silica St.

Oct. 11 — General candidate’s forum

This event, to be held at the Wildflower School (Central School) gym at 811 Stanley St. at 7 p.m., is sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women.

The forum will include local school board candidates as well as council and mayoral candidates.

Oct 12 — Chamber of Commerce forum

This forum, for mayor and council candidates, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort at 701 Lakeside Dr.

Questions for the candidates will be developed by the chamber’s business community membership and the chamber board.

Oct 13 — Candi-dating

This event will take place at Torchlight Brewing, 125 Hall St., starting at 6:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the Nelson-Creston B.C. Greens, who say it will be non-partisan.

Mayor and council candidates will circulate to different tables for 10-minute intervals and answer questions from the public. The public is asked to bring their questions, and there will also be a handout with suggested topics.

There will be no speeches by the candidates and no public question period.

Election Day

The election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC.

Good luck to all the candidates running for municipal office locally, regionally or school trustee.