|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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