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"Last Candidate Standing" - VPSN Mayoral and Council Debate

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"Last Candidate Standing" - VPSN Mayoral and Council Debate

Time: November 6, 2011 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: UBC Robson Square
Street: Robson and Howe Streets, Downtown
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://lastcandidatestanding.…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: downtown, election, debate, council
Organized By: Vancouver Public Space Network & UBC Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2011

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We're hosting an All Candidates Debate! - "Last Candidate Standing" on Sunday November 6th 7PM 

This year’s Last Candidate Standing is a co-production of the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) and UBC’s School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture. The LCS will take place on  Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at UBC Robson Square.

How it works: Last Candidate Standing is open to all mayoral and council candidates. It functions is a ‘mixer’ that allows incumbents and new nominees, independents and party-affiliated candidates to share the same stage. The event is hosted by an MC, features a panel of local journalists, and is supported by a house-band and buskers. Structured as a series of rotating debates, the event starts with the names of all candidates are put into a drum. Groups of three names are drawn at a time, and each ‘set’ of candidates has a question posed to them by a panel of local journalists.

The best two answers from each set – as determined by a combination of journalist votes and audience applause – earn a pass to the next round.  The next set of three names is drawn and the process repeats itself until all participants have had a chance to answer a question.  A musical interlude takes place and the next round begins.  The event continues through several rounds until there’s one last candidate standing.  The ‘contest’ – such as it is – is all in good fun and is designed to encourage a lively atmosphere, good civic engagement, and the chance for audience participation. Creativity is encouraged and participants are allowed to bring props for their time on stage.

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:: Also, check out the website and the Facebook Event Page

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