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On Our Radar: Student union hosting Coquitlam mayoral candidate meet-and-greet

Local eligible voters are invited to chat politics and issues that matter to them with those looking to lead the city for the next four years.
An aerial view of Douglas College's Coquitlam campus, located on Pinetree Way.

There was a 26 per cent voter turnout for the Coquitlam civic election in 2018.

That was 10 per cent below the provincial average, and more than 70,000 eligible residents 18 years and older decided to not to cast a ballot.

The Douglas College Students' Union (DSU), however, is hoping to provide a boost to those numbers for the 2022 municipal election with an event to potentially encourage the younger side of the current voting generation to participate.

DSU is hosting a meet-and-greet with mayoral candidates tomorrow (Oct. 5) at Douglas College's Coquitlam campus.

The society tells the Tri-City News that two of the three candidates are confirmed to be attending: incumbent Richard Stewart and Adel Gamar.

It's not clear, as of this publication (Oct. 4), if Mark Mahovlich will be participating in the meet and greet.

Students, faculty and the general public will get the chance to address concerns and issues that matter to them with the candidates, and learn about their campaigns.

The DSU's mayoral candidate meet-and-greet is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of the A/B building (1250 Pinetree Way).

The facility is also 400 metres away from the Innovation Centre (1207 Pinetree Way), where the next advance polling station will be set up for eligible Coquitlam voters from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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