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Peace Wapiti Public School Division
Educating today for success tomorrow
Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76
PWSD School Board Trustee Election 2017

Prospective Trustee Candidates

Are you considering being a part of the 2017 School Board Elections?
Have you read Alberta School Boards Association's (ASBA) brochure? Be a leader in your community – become a school board trustee Other resources are continually being added to the ASBA Election website, including videos and FAQ. 

The following policies may be of particular interest to new candidates:

The complete PWSD Policy Manual is available on our web site.

Other Resources
PWSD Viewbook
2017-2018 Board Work Plan
2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule and Calendar
2017-2018 School Year Calendar

Nomination Form
Please complete, save and print the fillable PDF form, and return it to:

  • Central Office, 8611A - 108 Street, Grande Prairie, or
  • Sub Office, 4201 - 50th Street, Spirit River

New Candidate Information Package

One of the best ways to gain a better understanding of trusteeship is to attend one of the Peace Wapiti School Division Board meetings, held at the Central Office in Grande Prairie. Meetings start at 10:30 a.m. Please call to confirm the date of our next meeting, or check the Trustee web site. We look forward to seeing you there.


Contact the Corporate Secretary or the Board Chair if you have more questions:

JoAnn Vanstone (780-532-8133) joannvanstone@pwsd76.ab.ca
Dana McIntosh (Board Chair) danamcintosh@pwsd76.ab.ca

Valuable Sites to View:

PSBA Campaign School cost per session is $225.00, Open to everyone. Register online at http://www.public-schools.ab.ca.

  • April 6, 2017: North Session, Courtyard Edmonton West.
  • May 8, 2017: South Session, Medicine Hat Lodge Hotel.
  • June 2, 2017: Central Session, Sheraton Red Deer Hotel.

General Information

Qualification of Candidates

A person may be nominated as a candidate if, on nomination day, the person:

  • is eligible to vote in the election;
  • has been a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward for the six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and;
  • is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.

Note: these are general guidelines, candidates should refer to the Local Authorities Election Act and the School Act for complete information. These Acts are available on the Alberta Queen's Printer website.

Nomination Day
Takes place only on Monday, September 18, 2017. Completed nomination papers must be received between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at either of the following Peace Wapiti School Division locations: 

  • Central Office, 8611A - 108th Street, Grande Prairie
  • Sub Office, 4201 - 50th Street, Spirit River

Unofficial Results - Nomination Day
September 18, 2017 Press Release: 
PWSD announces unofficial results of Nomination Day 2017: View results online at http://bit.ly/unofficial-2017.

Official Results - Nomination Day
September 19, 2017 Press Release: 
PWSD announces official results of Nomination Day 2017: View results online at http://bit.ly/official-2017.

Election Day

Monday, October 16, 2017

Voting Stations

Ward 5 – GP West-Wembley Voting Stations

Five Mile Hall
714003 Range Road 53, County of Grande Prairie

Peace Wapiti Public School District Office 
8611 A – 108 Street, Grande Prairie

Dimsdale Hall
712010 Range Road 72A, Grande Prairie

Wembley Community Hall
9915 – 100 Street, Wembley

Beaverlodge Community Centre
1016 – 4 Avenue, Beaverlodge

Saskatoon Lake Community Hall
83007 Township Road 722, Wembley 

Albright Community Hall
104024 Township Road 724A, Beaverlodge

Ward 7 – GP East-Grovedale Voting Stations

Grovedale Community Hall
20B – 6366 Township 700, Grovedale

Grande Prairie Alliance Church
15502 – 102 Street (Whispering Ridge), Grande Prairie 

Clairmont Seniors Centre
9801 – 100 Avenue, Clairmont 

Sexsmith Civic Centre
9929A – 100 Street, Sexsmith 

Five Mile Hall
714003 Range Road 53, County of Grande Prairie

Peace Wapiti Public School District Office
8611 A – 108 Street, Grande Prairie 

Voter Identification Requirements

The Municipal Affairs website provides a list of identification that meets the standard provincial requirement for one piece of identification. Your municipality may have other requirements or accept other types of verification. Please check with your municipality for local requirements. 


Peace Wapiti School Division is divided into nine electoral wards or boundaries. Each ward has a school trustee that has been elected by the citizens within the boundaries of that ward. In 2017, the Board approved a bylaw to redefine the boundaries that were impacted by annexation.
Bylaw 17-33 describes the ward boundaries in detail. 

Candidates are invited to run in the following areas:

  • WARD 1              Eaglesham, Woking & Rycroft
  • WARD 2              Bonanza, Savanna & Spirit River
  • WARD 3              Beaverlodge & Elmworth
  • WARD 4              Hythe & LaGlace
  • WARD 5              Grande Prairie West & Wembley
  • WARD 6              Sexsmith & Teepee Creek
  • WARD 7              Grande Prairie East & Grovedale
    (Ward 7 map updated Sept. 15, 2017)
  • WARD 8              Ridgevalley
  • WARD 9              Clairmont & Bezanson
    (Ward 9 map updated Sept. 15, 2017)

Candidate Biographies
Learn more about your candidate and their platform. 

Read PWSD Election News
To read the May/June 2017 edition of PWSD Election News, click the graphic below.