Note: on Election Day, voting at the district electoral office is available until 4 p.m.
ELECTION DAY LOCATIONS
Britannia Comm Centre – Gym C 1661 Napier St, Vancouver
Charles Dickens Elem School – 1010 E 17th Ave, Vancouver
Grandview Elem School – 2055 Woodland Dr, Vancouver
International Village Mall – 88 W Pender St, Vancouver
Kivan Club (BGC South Coast BC) – 2-2875 St George St, Vancouver
Mt. Pleasant Elem School – 2300 Guelph St, Vancouver
Queen Alexandra Elem School – 1300 E Broadway, Vancouver
RayCam Co-operative Centre – Gym 920 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Strathcona Comm Centre – 601 Keefer St, Vancouver
District Electoral Office – #615 369 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver
Get to Know Kiel
Kiel Giddens is a dad to two young boys, Thomas and Charlie. He and his wife Elyse have chosen to make Prince George their home to work, raise their children, and provide every opportunity they possibly can for their kids’ futures.
Kiel has spent over a decade building Northern opportunities as part of the largest private sector investment in Canadian history in bringing a brand-new LNG industry to British Columbia and Canada. He has spent time in communities across the North building partnerships, engaging stakeholders, and connecting economic opportunities for job-seekers and businesses.
As a Past-President of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, he has been an advocate for small businesses and jobs in Prince George and the region. Kiel currently serves on the Board of Directors for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. He has also served as a representative on the Premier’s LNG Labour Working Group, the College of New Caledonia President’s Industry Council, and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Strategic Workforce Opportunities Team.
Aside from his time in the private sector, Kiel held senior roles in the former Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark governments. As Chief of Staff to the Minister of Environment, he supported the former government’s mandate to reduce red tape in environmental assessments, and to enhance environmental stewardship. Immediately prior to the 2013 election, Kiel was Chief of Staff to the Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure and negotiated with federal government representatives to fast-track spending on projects like the Cariboo Connector and South Taylor Hill in the Peace. He also held roles in the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, and the Ministry of Labour, and has experience in topics such as wildlife management policy, forest policy, climate policy, WorkSafe BC policy, and construction labour relations policy.
Kiel is a strong voice for Northern British Columbia, and wants Prince George, Mackenzie, and the Northern region to grow and prosper. As a Father, he is driven to find ways to make life more affordable for families. He believes in respect for taxpayers, enhancing community safety, tackling pressing healthcare issues, strengthening mental health and addiction support systems, championing our resource sectors, and building job opportunities for people to get ahead.
Whether it’s addressing challenges like crime, healthcare, mental health and addictions, growing our economy, or solving the affordability crisis, Kiel strongly believes that the BC United team led by Kevin Falcon is the only party capable of improving outcomes for British Columbians.
“Whether we’re tackling challenges such as crime, healthcare, economic growth, or affordability, I firmly believe that the BC United team, under the leadership of Kevin Falcon, is the only party capable of delivering better outcomes for the people of British Columbia. I will continue to volunteer, to build partnerships, seek solutions and fight for the community I want for my kids. Let’s work together, united, for the North.”
— Kiel Giddens, Prince George-Mackenzie Candidate
“Kiel Giddens’ deep community ties and extensive private sector involvement make him the perfect choice to represent Prince George – Mackenzie. His unwavering dedication to fostering growth in the North, advocating for local families, and empowering Prince George – Mackenzie to thrive aligns perfectly with BC United’s vision for a more prosperous British Columbia.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, November 4, 2023 VERNON, B.C. – Today, BC United members voted Mayor Kevin Acton to be their candidate for Vernon-Lumby, gearing up for the upcoming provincial election slated for October 2024. BC United Leader Kevin Falcon welcomed Acton’s candidacy, stating, “Kevin