OneCity Nomination Meeting - June 16, 2018

Please mark your calendars with two important dates:

Meet the Candidates drinks on Tuesday June 5 from 5:30-7:30 (Toby's Pub, 2733 Commercial Drive) - come meet our prospective candidates for School Board and City Council, and other OneCity members, to talk about our big ideas for City Council and the Vancouver School Board! RSVP here. Toby's Pub is a 19+ venue. 

OneCity Nominations Meeting on Saturday June 16 from 2:00-5:00, at the Polish Hall, 4015 Fraser Street

This meeting will begin at 2:00 PM with brief remarks from the candidates. Voting be take place until 4:30 PM, with results announced by 5:00. To vote, you must have become a member of OneCity by March 17, 2018. Please bring a government issued photo ID; or government, bank, or utility mail showing your name and the address we have on record. If you need to change your address, please email info@onecityvancouver.ca before June 9. A OneCity member can also vouch for the identity of one other OneCity member. 

An advance poll will also be available on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way) for those not available to attend the nominations meeting.

At this time, negotiations with the Vancouver and District Labour Council and other progressive parties remain underway, and we are not yet able to announce the number of candidates OneCity will run for City Council and School Board. Please watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds for an update and announcement soon!


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