Chamber to sponsor town election candidate forum

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer

The Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the upcoming mayor and town council all-candidates’ forum if the hall rental is not forgiven by the hall board.

At its Sept. 20 meeting at Douros Pizza and Steakhouse, chamber members agreed to sponsor the forum, to be held at the Claresholm Community Centre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and provide refreshments, if the hall board does not waive the rental fee.

The cost will be $400 plus the cost of refreshments.

The chamber also nominated Iqbal Nurmohamed to be the moderator of the forum.

He co-moderated the

all-candidates’ forum in Claresholm and Granum in 2013.

Ali Shivji, a chamber member and chair of the town’s economic development committee, also suggested the chamber come up with a list of questions for candidates regarding economic development.

The chamber was advised by letter on Sept. 20 the hall rental fee will not be waived.

Outdoor fitness parks

President Donna Courage expressed her appreciation to members for their support of outdoor fitness parks, and noted town council has approved two parks, one on the east and west sides of town, in the town parks and recreation master plan.

Zombie walk

Amanda Zimmer, general manager of the Claresholm Local Press, informed chamber members the annual Zombie Walk, will be Friday, Oct. 13. People are invited to attend, wearing their Halloween costumes, or dressing up as zombies.

The event is a fundraiser for KidSport Claresholm.