Facebook Posts – 2018 OCT 1 to 2018 OCT 10

2018 OCT 10

Hi All!

Just following up on a recent post wherein I mentioned a soon-to-be-released local Transit Survey. This is a grassroots initiative – undertaken as a result of an earlier enquiry made by a regular transit user who wanted to know what I intended to do – as a future Municipal Councillor – about challenges with the current transit system.

After several bus rides and two very in-depth meetings, our small citizen group has developed a survey – designed to help gather information for future decision making on this vital community service.

I want to express my sincere thanks to those individuals who offered their verbal comments while I was riding the buses.

Your input – whether you are a regular transit user – or someone contemplating a future ride on local transit – is vital to this project’s success. Please take the time to respond and elaborate on any answer, or add any additional information. Your name – nor any other identifying details – will not be released without your explicit permission.

Please follow the link below to add your voice … and to ensure that “no one is left behind”!


For a hard copy of this survey, please email me at kirkwoodwhytekaren@gmail.com

2018 OCT 10

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2018 OCT 9

Another opportunity to hear more from the Ward 6 Candidates and make an informed decision on – or before – October 22. And Bren is an added bonus!!

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Please Share & Join me tomorrow night at the Ten-Seven Cafe’ & Lounge for what could be the only Ward 6 Candidate Round Table/Debate. Musical guest Bren Dubégets the action started at 5:45pm and the first candidate session starts at 6:05 sharp! Come out and get informed, meet the candidates and be sure to vote! Online voting ends October 15th! – Ben Labadie

2018 OCT 9

Just two weeks remaining in this election campaign …

Having served in all three sectors of the community – business, government and nonprofit, I bring a unique perspective to Municipal Council. I have extensive leadership experience in bringing diverse groups of people together to address community issues. I have managed very tight budgets and I have contributed thousands of volunteer hours to chairing numerous community boards and committees. As a recent retiree, I can now commit the necessary time to the important role of municipal governance.

I have devoted the majority of my working career to helping people and I’d like to continue to do that. In addition to key responsibilities in the area of infrastructure, unencumbered support for local business and quality of life for all residents, I’d like to focus on three key issues during the upcoming term of office – all of which can be addressed by working “better together”.

1. Valuing all three sectors of the community

2. Valuing all generations

3. Valuing all communities within Chatham-Kent

If you’d like a little more information about me, I invite you to visit my website …

noONEleftBEHIND.ca – also my personal vision for Chatham-Kent.

Your VOTE counts! I’d welcome your support on – or before – October 22! Thank you.

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2018 OCT 7

A very special evening!

Originally posted on October 5, 2014:

Took my grandkids to see Col. Chris Hadfield last night … and also had an opportunity to meet him backstage and introduce him. One of life’s special moments! Thanks for asking, Lesley!

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2018 OCT 6

Wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!

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2018 OCT 5

Tomorrow, OCT 6, I will join several other Ward 6 councillor candidates at the WISH Centre, 177 King Street East, from 1-4 pm. for a “Meet and Greet”.
I welcome the opportunity to answer your questions, share my platform and discuss any issues and concerns you may have.

2018 OCT 5

In recognition of Ontario Agriculture Week …

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2018 OCT 5

A worthy – and timely – share …


2018 OCT 5

Another opportunity to meet with and/or learn more about the candidates who are vying for a seat on Municipal Council in Ward 6. Come out on Wednesday evening or watch from the comfort of your home! With thanks to Ben Labadie who has done a great job of encouraging more civic engagement in this municipal election.

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After a great event for the Youth Panel and Mayoral Round Table I am very much looking forward to the Ward 6 Candidate Round Table Night October 10th! As far as I know this may be the only option to see the candidates from Ward 6 so come out to the Ten-Seven Cafe from 6-9 Wednesday October 10th! We have musical guest Bren Dubé to start things up at 5:45 and at the breaks! Please Share! – Ben Labadie

2018 OCT 2

Hi Facebook friends! I am Helen Heath, Campaign Manager for Karen’s campaign.

Our goal is to reach as many “LIKES” as possible for this page. We are currently at 244 “LIKES”. I am asking all of the 244 “friends of Karen Kirkwood-Whyte for Municipal Council” to “INVITE” your friends and family to “LIKE” this page.

In addition, we ask you to “SHARE” each of the posts with your network of friends. It’s another way to extend Karen’s campaign platform and reach as many people as possible with her message of inclusion, integrity and collaboration.

We need your help in using the power of social media to ensure that Karen Kirkwood-Whyte is elected as Councillor for WARD 6.

2018 OCT 2

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My hometown friends,

Today marks the opening of the online polls for Chatham-Kent’s municipal election. My DeeDee (grandmother), Karen Kirkwood-Whyte, is running for Ward 6 Councillor.

My DeeDee just retired from being the CEO of the United Way of Chatham-Kent for 35+ years. She has experience being on Tilbury Town Council. And she joined the Rotary Club of Chatham in 1991 as the first female member – becoming the first female president in 2000.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. To summarize: she knows and loves Chatham, she has the experience, and she is the hardest working person I know. She will serve you well as your representative on CK municipal council.

Find out more about my DeeDee and how to vote online at https://noONEleftBEHIND.ca/

-Trent Chappus

2018 OCT 1

Okay folks! Today is the day – online polls are open and ready to receive your votes! Go to www.ckelection.com.

You must be registered to vote. If you have not received your voter card in the mail, please contact the Clerk’s office at the Municipality – 519-360-1998.

You will need your voter registration card to vote online, as it contains a Voter ID number, which is required to proceed.

You will also need your voter card at advanced polls and all polling stations.

I am committed to ensuring your voice is heard and that no-one is left behind. I have proven leadership and integrity. I have managed multi-million dollar budgets. I have been deeply involved in my community for over 35 years, and wish to continue to serve.

I welcome your vote – either online over the next two weeks – ending on Monday, OCT 15 at 10:00 pm., at the advanced polls OCT 11, 12 and 13 or at your local polling station on OCT 22.

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