A Cultural Exchange 8.0 will be held in the atrium on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30pm. Local Candidates from Kitchener Centre, Kitchener Conestoga, and Waterloo have been invited to discuss how best to support the local arts and culture scene. Members of the general public are welcome to attend, as are members of cultural organizations and institutions.
Each candidate will have 3.5 minutes to share their stance on arts and culture. This will then be followed by a brief discussion led by arts and culture representatives and members of the public. Candidates will move from table to table to ensure they have a chance to meet with everyone throughout the evening. After each five-minute rotation, representatives from local organizations will have up to three minutes to speak about their projects and initiatives.
A Cultural Exchange 8.0 is free. Doors open at 6pm and the exchange begins at 6:30pm sharp. This event will be moderated by Craig Norris,from CBC Kitchener. There will a second event for candidates in Kitchener-South Hespeler, and Cambridge located at the Cambridge Arts Centre. This event will be moderated by Martin de Groot.