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ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote in North Delta

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

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Voters across British Columbia head to the polls on Saturday to choose a mayor, council and other leaders in local government.

Polls are open in North Delta at the following locations from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. PT:

Gibson Elementary

11451 90th Ave.

Devon Gardens Elementary

884 Russel Dr.

Brooke Elementary

8718 Delwood Dr.

Hellings Elementary

11655 86th Ave.

Richardson Elementary

11339 83rd Ave.

Gray Elementary

10855 80th Ave.

McCloskey Elementary

11531 80th Ave.

Jarvis Elementary

7670 118th St.

Heath Elementary

11364 72nd Ave.

Seaquam Secondary

11584 Lyon Rd.

Sunshine Hills Elementary

11285 Bond Blvd.

Pinewood Elementary

11777 Pinewood Dr.

To find other polling stations in Ladner or Tsawwassen, visit delta.ca/your-government/elections/where-to-vote.

Who is running for mayor?

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Sylvia Bishop (Team Delta)

Bishop is a life-long Delta resident and a retired teacher. She’s served two consecutive terms on council and is active on the seniors advisory sub-committee and the parks, recreation and culture committee. Bishop is determined to protect the environment, supports agri-business and believes Delta should not incur any new debt.

Website: teamdeltabc.ca │ Twitter: @Bishop4Delta │ Facebook: @sylvia.bishop.754 │ Instagram: @sylviabishop

Read Bishop’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Jim Cessford (Independents Working for You)

Cessford devoted himself to serving Delta as chief of police for 20 years. He offers Delta community-based leadership with integrity, the ability to work collaboratively and a proven track record of putting people first.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @CessfordJim │ Facebook: n/a

Read Cessford’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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George Harvie (Achieving for Delta)

A Tsawwassen resident for over 40 years, Harvie and his wife Gillian have two children, Tim and Taryn. George’s career as a city manager spans four decades. He became Delta’s chief administrative officer in 2001. At that time, Delta was $60 million in debt. Today, Delta is debt free.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: @Harvie4Delta │ Facebook: @Harvie4Delta

Read Harvie’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Moneca Kolvyn

My name is Moneca and would be honoured to be your mayor. I bring a wealth of experience: self-employed, national champion car racer, world gold-winning paddler, youth-at-risk volunteer and passionate animal and land lover. As a business owner the buck always stops at me. No one to blame, or to act, but myself. Residents said no to a casino, a bridge, Enviro-Smart’s expansion, and were shocked at the “golden handshake.” I am also a resident and think it is time to listen. Let’s get some fairness and total accountability back to city hall.

Website: n/a │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: @moneca.kolvyn

Read Kolvyn’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Alex Megalos

Hello my name is Alex Megalos I am a resident of Delta and grew up in Ladner. I travelled and lived and worked, I saw diversity, I saw different cultures. Through travelling you pick out the good things, you understand the bad things and you see a better vision in what a community could be.

Website: n/a │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Megalos did not submit answers to the North Delta Reporter’s questionnaire.

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Vytas Vaitkus

Vaitkus is a 20-year resident of Tsawwassen. While not a career politician, he brings more than 25 years of other valuable experience to the role, including expertise in capital program management, engineering, operations, business development, marketing, administration, process engineering and re-engineering, and cross functional team leadership. As well, he has been actively involved in the community through education, volunteering, employment and events such as the Terry Fox Run, Delta Triathlons, SDU Soccer Club, South Delta Artist Guild and Sunfest car shows.

Website: n/a │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: @delta.vote4v

Read Vaitkus’ answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

READ MORE: Delta mayor candidate Q&As

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Who is running for council?

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Robert Campbell (Team Delta)

Campbell is a retired lawyer and an experienced member of Delta council. A resident of Delta for the past 27 years, he is deeply committed to our city and has demonstrated his passion for creating the best fields, parks and facilities possible for local Delta residents.

Website: teamdeltabc.ca │ Twitter: @rpcbeachgrove │ Facebook: n/a

Read Campbell’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Dan Copeland (Achieving for Delta)

Copeland has spent 36 years as a firefighter, and the last 11 years as Delta Fire chief. As chief, Dan was instrumental in having Delta Fire licensed to provide enhanced medical aid on emergency calls.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Read Copeland’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Craig DeCraene

Currently on parental leave until December, DeCraene is employed as a team lead/journeyman autoglass installer for one of the busiest vehicle glass service centres in Western Canada and has been there for over 11 years.

Website: n/a │ Twitter: @DeCraene4Delta │ Facebook: @votecraigdecraene

Read DuCraene’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Chen Du

A Delta resident of eight years, Du has a humble beginning like many others, no matter if it was his experience as a dishwasher, cashier or legal assistant. Du is an active volunteer in Delta and an educator who has helped many new immigrants and international students to better integrate into the Canadian society. As a true independent candidate, Du stands with the everyday concerns of Deltans and will strive to make Delta more accessible, safer and better.

Website: chendufordelta2018.com │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: @chendufordelta2018

Read Du’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Darcy Green

A Delta resident for over 16 years, Green has spent his professional career in the non-profit and small business sectors, including founding non-profit Drizzle Environmental Society. He believes in a connected Delta where everyone’s voice is heard, industry thrives, sustainability is top of mind and housing is more affordable.

Website: darcygreen.ca │ Twitter: @dgvancity │ Facebook: @dgvancity │ Instagram: @dgvancity

Read Green’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Param Grewal (Achieving for Delta)

Grewal is an entrepreneur, a social activist and an advocate for the farming industry. He has worked in non-profits, social services, and at both the federal and provincial levels of government.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Read Grewal’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Alicia Guichon (Achieving for Delta)

As a young farmer and entrepreneur, Guichon opened Backroads Family Farm Market four years ago. She comes from a long line of Delta farmers and is passionate about the preservation of agricultural land.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Read Guichon’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Kay Khilvinder Hale

As an independent candidate, I do not have the resources available for a lavish advertising campaign. I chose not to take any donations money from business or big developers. I want to serve the community from the council and not from the pockets of some big businesses; trust and transparency for the people of Delta. I am Hong Kong-born with a diverse family background and grew up speaking five different languages: English, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi and Mandarin. My multi-national background gives me an insight in to diversity and values that are a reflection of our communities across Canada.

Website: kayhale.ca │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: @KayHaleBC

Read Hale’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Joan Hansen (Team Delta)

Hansen is an optometrist and business-woman who has lived in Delta for 35 years. She has served on the Delta police board and is a charter member of the Tsawwassen Rotary Club. Hansen has also served as president of the B.C. Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Website: teamdeltabc.ca │ Twitter: @drjoanhansen │ Facebook: n/a

Read Hansen’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Lois E. Jackson (Achieving for Delta)

Jackson was first elected to council in 1973 and has been mayor since 1999. She served as chair of the Metro Vancouver board of directors from 2006 to 2011 and as a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities standing committee on international relations. In 2015, Jackson was recognized by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for her 35 years of public service.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Read Jackson’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Jeannie Kanakos (Independents Working for You)

Kanakos’ professional experience in community development and negotiations has made her an effective three-term councillor. Passionate about quality of life in Delta, she is known for doing her homework and for working collaboratively to find solutions.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @JKanakos │ Facebook: n/a

Read Kanakos’ answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Kim Kendall (Team Delta)

Kendall has been exceptionally active in Delta, and currently serves as the newly-elected president of the North Delta Rotary Club. Kendall also works on the board of the Tour de Delta, is a past board member of Tourism Delta, and served with the Delta Hospital Foundation’s Moonlight Gala committee.

Website: teamdeltabc.ca │ Twitter: @KimKendallDelta │ Facebook: @KimKendallDelta

Read Kendall’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Dylan Kruger (Achieving for Delta)

Kruger comes with extensive governing experience at both the federal and provincial level. He is passionate about keeping young families in Delta and making sure the next generation of Deltans are set up for success.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: @dylankrugerbc │ Facebook: n/a

Read Kruger’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Lori Mayhew

Lori and her family have lived in Delta for over 20 years. She brings considerable financial management and governance experience through her roles as a secretary-treasurer for the 12,000-strong union MoveUP, as a board member for Working Opportunities investment fund, and as a pension trustee.

Website: lorimayhew.ca │ Twitter: @LoriMayhewDelta │ Facebook: @MayhewforDelta

Read Mayhew’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Bruce McDonald (Independents Working for You)

McDonald is an effective and responsive councillor with incisive analytical skills and deep knowledge of Delta’s local history and issues. For over 30 years, he has been serving and advocating for our community.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @McDonald4Delta │ Facebook: n/a

Read McDonald’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Sandeep Pandher (Independents Working for You)

A professional project manager, Pandher is dedicated to listening actively, taking ideas to action and delivering tangible results. His focus is keeping Deltans moving, building a family-friendly city and accelerating our leadership on environment and climate action.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @Sandeep_Pandher │ Facebook: n/a

Read Pandher’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Garry Shearer (Independents Working for You)

Shearer has a record of success in hi-tech start-ups in Delta. His commitment to community includes securing the Hospice property as president of the Delta Hospice Society, and enhancing our community as president of the Tsawwassen Rotary Club and governor of Rotary in B.C.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @GarryShearer3 │ Facebook: n/a

Read Shearer’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Mike Smith

Smith is a longtime Delta resident who has lived in North Delta since 1991. For most of his life he has been a mechanic with Coast Mountain Bus Company, and it has been his privilege for the last year to be the president of Unifor 2200 representing those folks he works alongside with. He’s also been very active in the youth sports community in Delta, coaching a number of youth teams.

Website: mikesmithfordelta.ca │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: @mikesmithfordelta │ Instagram: @mikesmithfordelta

Smith did not submit answers to the North Delta Reporter’s questionnaire.

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Cal Traversy (Achieving for Delta)

A former chair of the Tour de Delta, and Medal of Bravery recipient, Traversy recently retired after a 27-year career as a police officer, including 10 with the Delta Police Department. He is passionate about community safety and working with youth.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: @Sgt_Cal │ Facebook: n/a

Read Traversy’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Simran Walia (Team Delta)

Walia is a mom, career-woman, mentor and a passionate community leader. She is a business intelligence manager with an international firm and serves on Delta’s seniors advisory sub-committee and parks, recreation and culture committee. Her proudest achievement is being a role model for her two sons, Divraj and Sahib.

Website: teamdeltabc.ca │ Twitter: @Walia4Delta │ Facebook: @Walia4Delta │ Instagram: @walia4delta

Read Walia’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

READ MORE: Delta councillor candidate Q&As

Who is running for school board?

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Randy Anderson-Fennell (Kids Matter)

A resident of Delta for eight years and an electrician in the Surrey School District for 11 years, Randy Anderson-Fennell has seen first hand how public education cuts hurt classrooms. He is running for trustee to ensure Delta schools are safe, inclusive and provide opportunities for all children to succeed.

Website: facebook.com/DeltaKidsMatter │ Twitter: @unsung32 │ Facebook: n/a

Read Anderson-Fennell’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Erica Beard (Achieving for Delta)

A life-long Delta resident, Erica was raised in North Delta and now lives with her young family in Tsawwassen. A registered nurse by trade, with experience in a wide variety of health care fields including clinical practice and education, she is a passionate advocate for healthy and active communities where families can thrive.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Read Beard’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Rhiannon Bennett (Delta Voices)

Bennett is Musqueam and was raised in Ladner. She has worked and volunteered with children, youth and families for over two decades. As a trustee, she focused on repairing and building stronger relationships with education partners. Bennett lives on Tsawwassen Lands with her partner and daughter and works to create a more equitable world for all.

Website: deltavoices.ca│ Twitter: @salishRhiannon │ Facebook: @RhiannonBennettDelta│ Instagram: @RhiannonBennettTrustee

Read Bennett’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Daniel Boisvert (Achieving for Delta)

With a successful Notary Public practice in Tsawwassen, Daniel lives, works and raises his family in his hometown of South Delta. Always working to give back to the community, he is the current president of the BC Notaries Association and a director for the Society of Notaries Public B.C., and is active in a number of local sports as both an athlete and a proud dad.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: @NotaryDan │ Facebook: n/a

Read Boisvert’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Laura Dixon (Independents Working for You)

A 20-year advocate for Delta’s children, youth and families, Dixon has served as a school trustee for three terms and as board chair for the past five years. Dixon works hard to create an atmosphere that supports innovative teaching and student success.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @Dixon_Delta │ Facebook: n/a

Read Dixon’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Jessie Dosanjh (Achieving for Delta)

A producer of many high-performance local athletes since 2000, Jessie Dosanjh is a founding member of the Universal Athletics Club, serving as the Youth National Championship Team Coach for B.C. in 2010 and 2013 for sprinting and hurdling. Recognized by the Surrey Now-Leader in 2014 for his excellence in community leadership, Jessie is a champion for equipping the next generation of Delta with the skills they need to succeed in sport and life.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: @JesseUAC │ Facebook: n/a

Read Dosanjh’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Victor Espinoza (Kids Matter)

Espinoza has lived in Ladner since 2006 and has three children, the oldest two attending Delta public schools. He is a 20-year veteran teacher in the public school system, hard-working, intelligent, principled and focused on making the right decisions for students. He plans to work together with trustees and staff to cultivate neighbourhood public schools that are safe, inclusive and meet the learning needs of all Delta children and families.

Website: facebook.com/DeltaKidsMatter │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Read Espinoza’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Andrea Hilder (Delta Voices)

Hilder has been an educator and child advocate for almost 20 years. She has been in Delta’s classrooms; she knows what works and where we still have work to do. Hilder brings a unique perspective to school board, representing under-served populations, specifically students with special needs and those of Indigenous ancestry.

Website: deltavoices.ca│ Twitter: @MissHilder │ Facebook: Andrea Hilder For Delta School Trustee │ Instagram: @misshilder

Read Hilder’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Nick Kanakos (Independents Working for You)

Kanakos is a retired Delta teacher and has served seven years as a Delta school board trustee. He understands the education system from the inside out. Kanakos provides the experience and leadership that ensures a high quality education for Delta students.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @Nick_Kanakos │ Facebook: n/a

Read Kanakos’ answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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David Luey

Luey has not submitted a bio.

Website: n/a │ Twitter: n/a │ Facebook: n/a

Luey did not submit answers to the North Delta Reporter’s questionnaire.

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Joe Muego (Independents Working for You)

An architect, Muego brings both a professional and a parent lens to the Delta School District. He is a long-time parent leader in the Delta School District, having served as a PAC chair at Beach Grove Elementary and now as chair of the Delta District PAC.

Website: independentsworkingforyou.ca │ Twitter: @JoeMuego │ Facebook: n/a

Read Muego’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Mita Naidu (Delta Voices)

Naidu (BA, MA, MHA) is a mom of two, and has built a career focused on relationship-building, advocacy and community engagement. She is committed to ensuring that Delta has active engaged leaders who represent its diverse communities. Naidu was named one of “12 Remarkable Women in the Arts” by the City of Vancouver in 2012.

Website: deltavoices.ca │ Twitter: @Mita4Delta │ Facebook: @mitadeltavoices │ Instagram: @mitanaid

Read Naidu’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Sujay Nazareth (Achieving for Delta)

A 23-year resident of North Delta, Sujay Nazareth is a father, active volunteer and successful local business owner. Passionate about helping others in his community, he is running for school board on a commitment to bring open lines of access and communication between teachers, parents and elected officials.

Website: achievingfordelta.ca │ Twitter: @slnazareth │ Facebook: n/a

Read Nazareth’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Melody Pan

Melody Pan is a registered nurse in Canada and the USA and was also a pharmacist in China. She has a master of science in nursing in leadership and speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. She has many years of experience in nursing education and informatics, with extensive knowledge and skills on policy and curriculum development and evaluation. Pan is running to providing nursing and educator insight on curriculum development and budget issues. Pan volunteers on the City of Delta’s environmental advisory committee.

Website: ccnabc.ca │ Twitter: n/a│ Facebook: n/a

Read Pan’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Bruce Reid (Kids Matter)

Reid, a current school board trustee, is a former teacher, high school counsellor and pastor. He is a father of three and grandfather of five (soon to be six). The biggest concern for education in Delta in ensuring that funding is in place to ensure all students are able to succeed. As society and education is continually changing, Reid plans to continue working to cultivate schools that are safe, inclusive and innovative to meet the learning needs of all Delta residents today and in the future.

Website: facebook.com/DeltaKidsMatter │ Twitter: n/a│ Facebook: n/a

Read Reid’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Dale Saip

Saip is a long standing local resident with thirty years of public leadership experience as a trustee with the Delta school board. A 35-year resident of South Delta, Saip is father of five children and two grandchildren, all of whom attended or are currently enrolled in Delta schools. Saip has been with the Vancouver Giants Hockey organization for 20 years, and is currently Senior Vice President while still remaining highly involved in the community of Delta.

Website: dalesaip.org │ Twitter: n/a│ Facebook: n/a

Read Saip’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

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Val Windsor

Windsor is a two-term school trustee and current vice-chair of the Delta board of education. A retired Delta teacher and former president of the Delta Teachers’ Association, she’s been an advocate for public education for 45+ years. Among her top priorities are the probable changes coming to the education funding formula which could put Delta at a disadvantage, meeting the needs of vulnerable students and the replacement of track at NDSS.

Website: n/a │ Twitter: @ValWindsor │ Facebook: n/a

Read Windsor’s answers to the North Delta Reporter’s candidate questionnaire here.

READ MORE: Delta school trustee candidate Q&As

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