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2018 Municipal Election Events

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

Municipal elections are quickly approaching and on October 20th, 2018, Victoria voters will be casting ballots for the Mayor’s seat and eight city Councillors.

The Victoria DRA is looking to provide our community with opportunities to engage with the candidates and their platforms through two events, hosted in partnership with the Downtown Victoria Business Association.

Vic Matters: Mayoral Candidates Talk

Invited Mayoral candidates will engage in a moderated presentation of their platforms. In order to keep the event on schedule and have more questions debated, only the top foremost candidates will be invited to be a participate. Invited candidates who have confirmed their attendance:

  1. Lisa Helps

  2. Stephen Hammond

  3. Bruce McGuigan

  4. Mike Geoghegan

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time: 6-8 PM (doors at 5:30)

Location: Victoria Event Centre

Moderator: Joe Perkins, 5 PM Anchor at CTV Vancouver Island News and host of the Noon Show on CFAX 1070.

Event Accessibility Information:

  1. The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.

  2. More detailed venue accessibility info is available at

  3. Washrooms are for all genders.

Vic Matters: Meet the Candidates 

All mayoral and council candidates are invited to attend this event by registration. Discussion topic zones will allow attendees to circulate and have time with a variety of candidates discussing a variety of topics relevant to the Downtown Harris Green community.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: Drop by anytime between 2-4 PM (candidate registration begins at 1:45)

Location: 1515 Douglas Street (across from City Hall)

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