North Island College students. Black Press file photo

Nursing students host Courtenay candidate forum at NIC

  • Oct. 5, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Courtenay voters will have the chance to question their city’s mayoral and council candidates during a candidate’s forum at NIC on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The free forum takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at NIC’s Stan Hagen Theatre.

A trio of nursing students are organizing the forum as part of their fourth -year leadership course, Nursing Practice VI, is organizing it: Engaging in Leadership.

“Civic decision-making and healthcare are very closely intertwined,” says Sarah Vallintine, the event’s co-organizer along with classmates Paula Branchi and Hilary Chapman.

Longtime community organizer Vanessa Scott, a director of the Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society and the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership, will introduce the forum. Scott also serves as an informal leadership mentor to the three student organizers.

For event details, contact Sarah Vallintine at 250-703-3175.

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