Toastmasters International Set to Chair Cairns City Forum Live!

Cairns, QLD, Australia – ( March 28, 2012

Toastmasters International Set to Chair Cairns City Forum Live!

Toastmasters International Set to Chair Cairns City Forum Live!

Mayoral and divisional councillor candidates will take to the stage on Sunday, 1 April to present their ‘case’ in an effort to secure votes in the lead up to local government elections.

Toastmasters International, supported by the combined Toastmasters Clubs of Cairns will host forum 2 and 3 in City Place from 12.45pm to 7pm.

This Sunday’s Cairns City Forum gives interested members of the community anopportunity to ask candidates about their opinions on issues as diverse as the Cairns Entertainment Precinct, the City Masterplan, rates, youth crime, airport mangroves, public transport and more.

Kicking off at 12.45pm with a performance by classical guitarist Johannes Selhofer, organisers say they are prepared for any kind of weather.

“Underwood Party Hire are providing three large marquees so that should keep everyone dry and cool,” said organiser, Angus Gasson.

“We are expecting an even larger turn out than last time because there are a lot of new faces in this election and the public are keen to find out about the people running in their own divisions,” said fellow event organiser, Pamela Taylor.

Of course some of the candidates like 4CA radio personality ‘Locco’, rugby star Rod Jensen, and Cairns Taipans’ sales manager Matt Bolton are already familiar faces in the city, but the public may be wondering how they will go in the political arena,” Taylor added.

As with the last Cairns City Forum, Toastmasters International will be chairing the event.

The event will be podcast live thanks to an internet link to 12 Bar Café in City Place.

There will be breaks between sessions with performances by local contemporary folk artist  Jeremiah Johnson who will play songs from his forthcoming album, as well as classical guitarist Johannes Selhofer.


Cairns City Forum – Program

Sun 01 Apr, City Place, Cairns

12.45pm     Performance by classical guitarist Johannes Selhofer.


Forum 2

1.20pm                       Opening address

1.30pm-2.30pm      Mayoral Candidates


Forum 3

2.30pm-7pm            Councillor Candidates

2.30pm-3.45pm      Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4

3.45pm-4.15pm      Performance by contemporary folk artist Jeremiah Johnson

4.15pm-5.30pm      Divisions 5, 6, 7

5.30pm-6.45pm      Divisions 8, 9, 10

6.45pm-7pm            Closing address


For further information contact: Angus Gasson 0404 191 411, Pamela Taylor  0401 065 697

Facebook:   Cairns City Forum


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