Coquitlam council hopefuls are now set to participate in two all candidates meetings leading up to the 2022 municipal election on Oct. 15.
And both are scheduled to take place in the span of one week.
The Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers' Association (NECRA) has announced it'll host a two-hour forum on Sept. 29 as a way for Burke Mountain residents to get to know the candidates looking to make up the next mayor and council.
The community group did not host such an event during the 2018 civic race.
A pair of all candidates forums were hosted by the Maillardville Residents and Burquitlam Community associations on back-to-back nights leading up to decision day.
The NECRA, according to its Facebook profile, has served its community for more than 50 years.
It says it provides a voice when it comes to land development, environment preservation and other issues that matter to the hundreds of residents that call Burke Mountain home.
This has included the planned expansion of the neighbourhoods stretching out to Pinecone Burke Provincial Park On Burke Mountain, the completion of the new multi-levelled Sheffield Park and, soon, the construction of a new $115-million recreation centre.
The NECRA's meeting with mayor and council candidates is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Victoria Hall - located at 3435 Victoria Dr. at the west end of Victoria Park.
This will follow the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce's (TCCC) debate tapped for Sept. 22 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
As of this publication (Sept. 10), there are 25 known candidates running for Coquitlam city council (in alphabetical order):