Prime minister's visit to Kamloops will include town hall meeting at TRU

Wednesday night event is free to attend, but attendees are encouraged to arrive early to the old gym at Thompson Rivers University

Canada’s prime minister will take questions from Kamloops residents on Wednesday night during a town hall slated to take place on the campus of Thompson Rivers University.

Justin Trudeau is scheduled to spend parts of two days in the Tournament Capital this week. Wednesday’s town hall, in the old gym at TRU, is expected to be one of two public events during the stop.

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Press secretary Eleanore Catenaro said town hall-style events have taken place across Canada during Trudeau’s time as prime minister.

“We’ve been doing this for a couple of years now,” she said. “This is the third year the prime minister has committed to doing this all across the country.”

According to Catenero, Trudeau will stand in the centre of the room and field queries from attendees.

“He’ll go around the room and pick questions based on who raises their hands,” she said.

The event is free, but those looking to attend are encouraged to arrive early. Catenero said the doors will remain open until the venue is full.

Doors are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. The town hall is expected to get underway at 7 p.m.

Catenero said another Kamloops event is expected to be announced on Wednesday.

“He will be there in the morning on Thursday, too, so I would stay tuned for that,” she said.

Trudeau is scheduled to appear at a $300-a-ticket Liberal Party of Canada fundraiser at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre on Wednesday morning. The visit to Kamloops will be his first stop in the city since the 2015 election campaign.

Trudeau is already in B.C. Over the weekend, Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris posted a photo on Instagram of him and the prime minister hitting the slopes in Whistler.

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