A new Port Moody residents’ association is asking voters to hoist a few while meeting candidates seeking the nod in the upcoming federal election.
Instead of the usual information evening at a school gym or theatre, the events will be held at pubs along Brewery Row.
Locations are being finalized but the evening dubbed BREW-Debater 2019 Federal All-Candidates Debate Forums - Taking it to the People is planned for Oct. 1 and Oct. 8.
TROPICA (The Residents of Pleasantside Ioco Communities Association) was established last summer and held a number of successful civic all candidates events last year. This is an opportunity to give local voters an opportunity to meet the federal flag-bearers.
This idea is to have a formal moderated segment followed by an opportunity for the candidates to meet the patrons.
A tentative schedule has been established for Tuesday, Oct. 1at Moody Ales, from 7-8 p.m., and Parkside from 8-9 p.m. with more meet and greets for the following Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 7-8 p.m. at Twin Sails and 8-9 p.m. at Yellow Dog.
More traditional all-candidates meetings are also being hosted by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-City News will publish other meetings as they are organized.
The chamber’s first event will be for the candidates running in the Port Moody-Coquitlam riding. It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Port Moody's Inlet Theatre, 100 Inlet Dr., starting at 7 p.m.
The second, Thursday, Oct. 3., will feature candidates in the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam riding and will be held at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way; it will also start at 7 p.m.
The events will also be streamed live through the chamber’s Facebook page, with viewers being able to join those in attendance in asking questions of the candidates via slido.com.
The federal election will take place Monday, Oct. 21.