Tuesday, October 5, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYORAL CANDIDATES COMMIT THEIR DOWNTOWN PLATFORMS TO PRINT IN PREPARATION FOR FORUM OCTOBER 7, FROM 5:30-7:30PM
WINNIPEG, MB—The answers are in: mayoral candidates Judy Wasylycia-Leis and incumbent Mayor Sam Katz have spelled out their answers to a list of 10 questions critical to our downtown in preparation for the Downtown Mayoral Forum Thursday, October 7, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, in Manitoba Hydro Place’s spectacular atrium, 360 Portage Avenue.
The questions are now on the Downtown BIZ’s website at www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com, and the candidates’ full responses to each question will be posted on Thursday, October 7. Moderators Richard Cloutier, CJOB, and Dan Lett, Winnipeg Free Press, will use the candidates’ answers as a starting point to delve into their positions on a variety of hot topics.
The candidates—who are neck-and-neck in the polls—will square off on a variety of downtown issues and elaborate on their downtown platforms at the Downtown Mayoral Forum. The public is welcome to the free event and there will be an opportunity for some questions from the floor.
WHAT: Mayoral Forum on Downtown Issues
WHEN: October 7, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Manitoba Hydro Place, Atrium, 360 Portage Avenue
WHO: Sam Katz and Judy Wasylycia-Leis
Pool sound available.
“This is the public’s chance to hear the candidates go on the record on a host of key issues that are pivotal in moving our city and our downtown forward, more quickly,” says Stefano Grande, Downtown BIZ executive director. “We’re looking forward to a lively discussion.”
“I’m very interested to hear what each of these candidates are prepared to offer as their vision for our downtown,” says Brian Timmerman, Exchange District BIZ executive director.
“Urban issues and development in our downtown remain important topics for not only students but for all Winnipeggers. This discussion will help voters understand how each candidate intends to change our city and downtown over the next four years,” says Jino Distasio, director of the Institute of Urban Studies with The University of Winnipeg.
Presented by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Exchange District BIZ and The University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies. Produced by the Winnipeg Free Press and CJOB. Partners: the Winnipeg Realtors and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Verch, Manager, Marketing & Communications
Ph: (204) 958-4626 Cell: 297-0219