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#ygkChallenge: Get Informed

municipal election 2014, ygk challenge, Kingston, OntarioWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Know your candidates.  The municipal election is just around the corner – Monday, October 27th to be precise.  How well do you know your candidates?  This election we have a wide range of people to choose from, making the decision a difficult one.  This week we challenge you to know who is running for council in your district as well as who is running for mayor.  Between now and next Friday, we’ll be posting Six Questions with each of the mayoral candidates in Kingston.  This, along with other media and social media, is a great way to get to know the people who might be running our city for the next four years.  Get informed, ygk!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Photo credit to the League of Women Voters.

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

2 thoughts on “#ygkChallenge: Get Informed

  • October 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm
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    One great way to "Get informed" about your candidates is by visiting Kingston's online election hub, openkingston.ca
    Links to candidate websites, twitter and facebook, calendar or events and debates, candidate positions on key issues, links to news stories candidates, links to local surveys by other orgs, and more election resources… Huge thanks to the Kingstonist for the awesome Mayoral candidate interviews!

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