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May
3
Thu
2018
GreenPAC: Where Do Ontario Parties Stand on The Environment
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosts: GreenPAC, Alternatives Journal, Waterloo Region Environmental Network

Where do Ontario parties stand on the environment?

Panel discussion with local Kitchener-Waterloo experts

* Sabrina Bowman, Executive Director, GreenPAC
* Angela Carter, Assitant Professor, University of Waterloo
* Nicole Langlois, Divest Waterloo and Wellington Water Watchers
* Mary Jane Patterson, Executive Director, REEP Green Solutions

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, 3 May 2018
283 Duke St. W., Kitchener

Free admission, RSVP required: http://greenpac.ca/WhereDoPartiesStand

May
6
Sun
2018
The GPO Vision for the Local Community Art Scene
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Calling all Artists, Art Lovers and Art Supporters! Find out about the Green Party of Ontario Vision for the community arts! Meet and chat with GPO Candidate Michele Braniff

May
7
Mon
2018
Youth Town Hall
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

What is the next premier of Ontario going to do for young people?

Find out on May 7th

Youth Town Hall

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Live streaming on TVO; watch their Twitter stream for more info: https://twitter.com/TheAgenda

Tweet using #YTH2018

Leaders’ Debate: CityNews
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The leaders of Ontario’s three main political parties will square off in the first televised debate in #CityVote: The debate — focused entirely on issues relevant to those who live and work in Toronto.

The debate will take place May 7, exactly one month before the province heads to the polls. Commercial-free coverage will begin at 6 p.m. live on City, CityNews.ca, the CityNews apps for iOS and Android and the CityNews Facebook page.

The debate will also be broadcast in Punjabi and Mandarin on OMNI 2.

Ontario PC Party Leader Doug Ford, the NDP’s Andrea Horwath and Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne will take part in the event.

Ford, Horwath, Wynne to face off in Toronto-focused CityNews debate May 7

May
9
Wed
2018
Waterloo: Social Housing
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open The Door to Co-Op Housing

Meet The Candidates

Beaver Creek Co-op’s Community Centre
590 Bearinger Road, Waterloo

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Ontario election is on June 7th. Come hear the candidates for Waterloo speak about affordable housing, and ask them about their support for co-op housing.

Food and refreshment will be available.

Mirrored from Beaver Creek Housing Cooperative | Facebook

May
10
Thu
2018
TIE Invitation To Discuss
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

TIE (Together In Education) a cooperative of the 4 Waterloo Region Teacher’s Unions

4:00 – 5:00pm ~ Mingle & chat
5:00 – 6:00pm ~ Moderated Q&A (no debate)
6:00 – 6:30pm ~ After chat

Election Event

May
12
Sat
2018
KitSHesp: Refugee and Immigration Debate/Panel
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Refugee and immigration debate/panel on May 12 at 100 Rittenhouse Drive 1:30- 3:30.

Hosted by Community Coalition on Refugee and Immigrant Concerns

https://www.facebook.com/CCORICWR/

May
14
Mon
2018
African Canadian Association of Waterloo Region & Area
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The African Canadian Association of Waterloo Region & Area are
organizing an all candidates debate:

when: May 14 2018 from 6:00pm  – 8:30pm

where: Chandler Mowat community centre

this debate will focus very specifically on the African community’s concerns

please keep in mind that we represent 51 countries living in all ridings

ALL ARE INVITED

THANK YOU


Gehan D. Sabry
Editor / Publisher
Cross Cultures magazine (since 1991)
POB 20002 Kitchener ON N2P 2B4
Tel: (519) 748-9520
Fax: (519) 893-4259
email:crosscultures@bellnet.ca
www.crosscultures.ca

May
15
Tue
2018
Cultural Exchange at THEMUSEUM
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener is inviting all regional candidates for the upcoming provincial election from both Kitchener and Waterloo to a ‘Cultural Exchange’, an opportunity to discuss the importance of arts and culture with members of cultural organizations and institutions, as well as members of the general public. This is something that THEMUSEUM has done before every election period since 2010.

For this event, we have the room set-up in round tables, with a candidate situated at each table along with community members. Chosen at random, each candidate with have 3-5 minutes to do a quick spiel to the room about their platform on arts & culture, and then everyone will have the opportunity to discuss this platform with others at their tables. This is not a debate, but a conversation. This continues, with the candidates rotating tables after each session, until all candidates have had the opportunity to speak.

On the evening of the 15th, doors, and bar, will open at 6:30pm, and the event will begin at 7pm sharp.

If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Jenna Afshar
Development Specialist
THEMUSEUM http://www.themuseum.ca/
10 King Street West
Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
P: 519-749-9387 Ext. 238
Twitter/FB: @THEMUSEUM Instagram: @themuseumkitchener

May
16
Wed
2018
All-Candidates debate at Wilfrid Laurier University
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Zdravko Gunjevic, GPO candidate in Waterloo, will be participating in the All-Candidates debate at WLU on May 16.

This debate will focus on themes impacting post-secondary institutions, including provincial funding structures, community integration, and the future of pedagogy in higher education.

Register at Eventbrite

What is the third line in Ontario’s budget and a dominant force in our local economy? Post-Secondary Education (PSE).

Want to know where Waterloo Provincial candidates and their parties stand on important PSE issues? Join us as CBC’s Craig Norris moderates a Waterloo candidates debate on the present and future of PSE.

With three PSE institutions right here in Waterloo, we’ve come together to bring the candidates to University Ave to hear what they have to say on the issues that matter to us.

Re-Vision ADP Campaign Launch
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Candidates in the Kitchener & Waterloo Area Ridings are invited to a Q&A event to highlight their party’s policies regarding accessibility, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the Assistive Devices Program (ADP).

Technology fosters inclusion, and it reduces feelings of isolation and depression for people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind – but only when it’s accessible, available and affordable.

ADP is a lifeline for many Ontarians living with disabilities. Without ADP, many would be unable to afford an assistive device.

While we know Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind have benefitted from ADP, we also know there are significant areas that require improvement. For example, the funded categories (e.g. visual aids) have not been significantly updated for nearly 20 years, and the paper-based administrative process is burdensome and inaccessible, resulting in unnecessary delays.

Help us get up-to-date technology into the hands of Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind.

Join us for the Re-Vision ADP campaign launch!
Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: United Way office (Suite 220), 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd. (E. Bldg.), Kitchener

Visit Re-Vision ADP to learn more. Candidates are invited to participate on a panel as part of a Q&A with attendees.

May
17
Thu
2018
Cambridge: Rogers TV Debate
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rogers TV (Cable 20 in Waterloo Region) will be airing a debate with the 2018 Ontario provincial election candidates from Cambridge.

https://rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=54&sid=7817

May
22
Tue
2018
SPCCND All Candidates Meeting for Kitchener South–Hespeler
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Provincial All Candidates Meetings

The SPCCND will be hosting Provincial All Candidates Meetings for the ridings of Cambridge and Kitchener South Hespeler.

Location: Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 200 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge (Map)

Date: Kitchener South Hespeler: May 22nd
Cambridge: May 31st

Time: 7 pm-9 pm

Come out to hear your local candidates for the upcoming provincial election views on social issues and have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Source:
Upcoming Events – Social Planning Council Of Cambridge and North Dumfries

May
23
Wed
2018
Meet The Candidates – Kitchener Centre
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Provincial Election June 2018 | Up Close! | Meet The Candidates | This is not a debate - Let's sit and talk! | Housing - Health Care - Environment - Democratic Reform - Income Security | Kitchener Centre May 23 6-8pm St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. North, Kitchener; Drop off parking and Entrance on Duke Street; Bus Routes 4 and 7; Street Parking | Waterloo May 29, 6-8pm, First United Church, 16 William St. West, Waterloo; Bus Routes, Parking from Caroline St. South | For information and accomodations please contact us at sdcwr@waterlooregion.org or 519-579-3800
Provincial Election June 2018

Up Close!

Meet The Candidates

This is not a debate – Let’s sit and talk!
Housing – Health Care – Environment – Democratic Reform – Income Security


Kitchener Centre
May 23 6-8pm
St. John the Evangelist Church
23 Water St. North, Kitchener
Drop off parking and Entrance on Duke Street
Bus Routes 4 and 7; Street Parking
Waterloo
May 29, 6-8pm
First United Church
16 William St. West, Waterloo
Bus Routes
Parking from Caroline St. South


For information and accomodations please contact us at
sdcwr@waterlooregion.org or 519-579-3800

Hosted by:

May
26
Sat
2018
Advance Polls
May 26 – May 30 all-day
May
27
Sun
2018
Televised Leaders’ Debate
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The broadcast consortium of CBC, CTV, Global, TVO, CPAC, and CHCH has so far scheduled one debate — on Sunday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the CBC Broadcasting Centre.

Source: Kathleen Wynne, Doug Ford, Andrea Horwath invited to face off in televised debate on May 27 | CBC News

May
28
Mon
2018
Lutherwood Village All Candidates Panel Discussion
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

The residents of Luther Village on the Park invite the candidates for the provincial electoral district to participate in a panel discussion to be held in the Great Hall at Luther Village on the Park, 141 Father David Bauer Drive in Waterloo, from 10:45 am to 11:45 am on Monday, May 28, 2018.

To provide the residents with an opportunity to learn more about you personally and the election platform for your party, the format for the event will provide each participant with an opportunity to speak and take questions for a total of 10 minutes. The panel will be moderated by a representative of the Residents Advisory Board

Following the formal panel presentation, there will a table available for each participant at the back of the room where you can meet with residents individually to answer any additional questions and distribute campaign materials.

Gordon Greavette
Resident of Luther Village

Green Party Politics at The Pub
May 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Chamber of Commerce Candidate Election Forum: Riding of Kitchener South-Hespeler
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

HAVE YOUR SAY…

Chamber members are encouraged to submit questions to the provincial candidates to answer for the Provincial Riding of Kitchener South-Hespeler.

Please forward your questions to Ian McLean, President & CEO, and/or Art Sinclair, VP Public Policy and Advocacy, at the Chamber.

Ian McLean – imclean@greaterkwchamber.com

Art Sinclair – asinclair@greaterkwchamber.com

If you are a Twitter user you can forward your questions to the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Twitter account @GKWCC.

The Forum will be taped by Rogers for you to view from the comfort of your own home. Stay tuned for those details.

This Forum is open to the general public, seating is based on first come first serve.

Events Calendar

Kitchener–Conestoga Meet the Candidates: Social Justice
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet The Candidates session to discuss Social Justice issues:

* Environment
* Housing Strategy
* Income Security
* Health Care
* Democratic Reform

and more…

Sponsored by:

* Divest Waterloo
* Council of Canadians
* Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter

May
29
Tue
2018
Kitchener–Conestoga Chamber of Commerce debate
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum for the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Avenue South in Elmira, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Jeff Pickel from 570 News will moderate. Further details on the format will be sent prior to the debate.

Meet The Candidates – Waterloo
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Provincial Election June 2018 | Up Close! | Meet The Candidates | This is not a debate - Let's sit and talk! | Housing - Health Care - Environment - Democratic Reform - Income Security | Kitchener Centre May 23 6-8pm St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. North, Kitchener; Drop off parking and Entrance on Duke Street; Bus Routes 4 and 7; Street Parking | Waterloo May 29, 6-8pm, First United Church, 16 William St. West, Waterloo; Bus Routes, Parking from Caroline St. South | For information and accomodations please contact us at sdcwr@waterlooregion.org or 519-579-3800
Provincial Election June 2018

Up Close!

Meet The Candidates

This is not a debate – Let’s sit and talk!
Housing – Health Care – Environment – Democratic Reform – Income Security


Kitchener Centre
May 23 6-8pm
St. John the Evangelist Church
23 Water St. North, Kitchener
Drop off parking and Entrance on Duke Street
Bus Routes 4 and 7; Street Parking
Waterloo
May 29, 6-8pm
First United Church
16 William St. West, Waterloo
Bus Routes
Parking from Caroline St. South


For information and accomodations please contact us at
sdcwr@waterlooregion.org or 519-579-3800

Hosted by:

Kitchener–Conestoga: New Hamburg Board of Trade debate
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The New Hamburg Board of Trade is holding a moderated debate with prepared questions.

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May
30
Wed
2018
Chamber of Commerce Candidate Election Forum: Riding of Waterloo
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

HAVE YOUR SAY…

Chamber members are encouraged to submit questions to the provincial candidates to answer for the Provincial Riding of Waterloo.

Please forward your questions to Ian McLean, President & CEO, and/or Art Sinclair, VP Public Policy and Advocacy, at the Chamber.

Ian McLean – imclean@greaterkwchamber.com

Art Sinclair – asinclair@greaterkwchamber.com

If you are a Twitter user you can forward your questions to the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Twitter account @GKWCC.

The Forum will be taped by Rogers for you to view from the comfort of your own home. Stay tuned for those details.

This Forum is open to the general public, seating is based on first come first serve.

Events Calendar

@FairvoteWRC Discussion Night @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we meet in the Community Room
in the Bread and Roses Cooperative Housing to discuss the latest news
and politics of electoral reform. Sometimes we have presentations on
different aspects of voting systems, sometimes we just have an
informal discussion.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a Fair Vote member to come
to Discussion Nights.

If you drive, please park in the north parking lot Map [1] and place
a note on the dashboard of your vehicle: Meeting in Community Room re
Apt 107 from 7-9pm

Links:
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[1] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTL0rw–?m=