All-candidates Debate Draws Unprecedented Crowd

From left: Theresa Kavanagh, Erica Dath, Monica Patten, Marc Lugert, Don Dransfield, Trevor Robinson.

We had an incredible turnout at last night’s all-candidates debate. Thank you to the Nepean Sailing Club for hosting, to the five Ward 7 candidates for taking part, to CBLCA President Monica Patten for moderating, and to our volunteers for running a successful event. Most of all, thank you to all of you engaged citizens who submitted questions and attended the debate, in person or via Facebook live.

We didn’t shy away from the tough questions, but the tone of the debate remained thoughtful and respectful throughout the evening. A testament to the quality of the candidates and to the character of our community.

The event was so well-attended (a record-breaking crowd for Bay Ward in this election campaign) that we were over-capacity for the venue’s fire code regulations. Regrettably, some of you were turned away at the door. A heartfelt apology for the inconvenience; next time, we will need a bigger space!

You may watch the video recording of the debate on the Crystal Beach – Crystal – Bay – Lakeview Facebook group (if you’re not already a member, simply click the button to “join group”).

Next step: cast your vote on October 22nd!

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