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Final day for municipal election nominations: the list so far

Nominations must be submitted to the town clerk's office today (Aug. 19) by 2 p.m.
2021-10-29 Democracy
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Today is the final day for candidates to sign up to run for a seat at the council table next term.

Those wishing to run in the municipal and school board election in October must submit their nomination applications by 2 p.m. today (Aug. 19). 

So far in Collingwood, there is a contest for every seat on council, and for three of the four regional school board trustee positions. 

Here's the list of candidates who have submitted nomination applications so far: 


  • Yvonne Hamlin
  • Mariane McLeod
  • Norm Sandberg 

Deputy Mayor 

  • Tim Fryer 
  • Bob Madigan 
  • Jordan Fleming

Council (7 to be elected) 

  • Christopher Baines
  • Steve Berman 
  • Ian Chadwick 
  • George Dickenson 
  • Deb Doherty
  • Cam Ecclestone
  • Brandon Houston
  • Kathy Jeffery 
  • Steve Johns
  • Steve Perry
  • Chris Potts
  • Rob Ring

The list of candidates is currently unofficial. The town clerk will certify the nominations and will post an official list of candidates on Aug. 22 by the end of the day. 

For school board elections, the following candidates have filed nomination applications: 

Simcoe County District School Board trustee for Collingwood/Wasaga Beach 

  • Mike Foley 
  • Al Halimic 
  • Bob Lima 
  • Barbara-Anne Smith 
  • Audrey Stukas 

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board for the trustee position representing Clearview, Collingwood, Springwater and Wasaga Beach 

  • Diane Belvedere
  • Shawn Cooper
  • Heather Eby 
  • Carol Fraser
  • Kelly-Anne Kenny

Conseil scolaire Viamond (French public) for the trustee representing counties of Bruce, Grey, Simcoe, and Dufferin 

  • Saveria Caruso 
  • Eric Lapointe 

Conseil scolaire caholique MonAvenir (French Catholic) for the trustee representing the region of Simcoe-Muskoka 

  • Claire Thibideau

Voters will only vote for one of the board trustees. By default, a voter's card will include the English public board (Simcoe County District School Board), unless a voter has directed their school board taxes to a Catholic or French board. 

This story will be updated through the day as more nominations are reported by the town. 

Election day is Oct. 24, but advanced voting begins Oct. 8. 

This year, Collingwood residents will have the option to vote online anytime between Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. and Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. There will also be paper ballot voting available at the Collingwood Public Library on Saturdays and Wednesdays in October leading up to and including voting day on Oct. 24. 

You can confirm you are registered to vote in the Town of Collingwood for municipal and school board elections online at

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