We welcome members of the Edmonton business community to a Meet the Mayoral Candidates event on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
All voters and members of the business community of Edmonton are welcome to join and submit questions to candidates on issues of importance to you. Hosted just ahead of the municipal election, you won't want to miss this public forum before you head to the polls on October 18th!
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from candidates during a 90-minute moderated Q&A with Jeffrey Sundquist, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce & World Trade Centre President & CEO, with questions welcomed (and encouraged) from the virtual audience. Questions can also be submitted in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The five leading mayoral candidates according to recent polling will be on-stage for this virtual forum. We will provide an opportunity for all other mayoral candidates to introduce themselves through 2-minute pre-recorded videos, ensuring you have an opportunity to hear from all candidates.
The community needs support now more than ever, which is why all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Edmonton Endowment Fund.
This Forum is designed to provide opportunities for our guests to hear directly from the candidates of the election on matters that affect them and the business community. The Edmonton Chamber or Commerce and/or the sponsors of this event do not endorse any of the candidates.
Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, October 6th, @ 4:00 PM. This webinar event will be hosted via Zoom, and a unique link will be emailed to all registrants 12-24 hours prior to this event.
Meet the Candidates:
Kim Krushell - After nearly twenty years in public service, Kim launched her career in the private sector in 2014, building two tech firms from the ground up. Kim’s time in small business has given her first-hand exposure to the challenges faced by Edmonton’s job creators. First elected in 2004, Kim served as a city councillor for the people of Ward Anirniq (formerly Ward 2). Balanced and Bold | Kim Krushell (krushellformayor.com)
Mike Nickel - Edmonton was always a city that afforded opportunity. People from around the world came here because it offered hope. My father’s own story was no different. He was born in Stefanow, Poland and as a child he witnessed the tragedies of World War II firsthand. When he was old enough, he joined his brother Rudy and immigrated to Canada, settling in the Mill Creek area of Edmonton. I am the son of an immigrant. I have a wonderful mother, who worked hard everyday along with my father to provide for our family. They were builders in the community and I was able to witness and learn from them. Mike Nickel – For Mayor of Edmonton
Michael Oshry - My family moved to Canada and settled in Edmonton when I was seven. This city has been home to me ever since and I have always wanted to give back to a community that has given me so much. After more than 20 years building and leading enterprises, I know what it takes to run an organization, drive an economy, and rally a team towards big goals. I know the importance of building genuine, respectful relationships, setting priorities and being accountable. I know City Hall from the inside - after four years as a Councillor - and the outside, as a business leader and member of the Community. About - Michael Oshry for Mayor
Amarjeet Sohi - Dedicated to improving Edmonton’s infrastructure and liveability. To me, politics is about making a difference. From driving a city bus to serving on City Council and representing Alberta at the federal cabinet table, my motivation has always been to help improve the lives of the people I represent. Since 2019 Amarjeet has continued to live in Mill Woods with Sarbjeet and Seerat. He’s currently teaching collaborative and inclusive leadership at MacEwan University and spending all of his free time on the campaign trail. About – Sohi
Cheryl Watson - "I truly believe in Edmonton. This city has the potential to be a place that citizens from all walks of life enthusiastically choose, just as I did years ago, to plant roots and grow — lives, families, careers and businesses — for years to come. I believe that my collaborative and optimistic “yes and…” mindset will keep our city moving forward and that momentum will give us the courage and conviction to challenge the status quo. Together, we can make Edmonton a city that works for all of us." Watson for Mayor 2021 (cheryllwatson.ca)