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Election 2021

“School boards make a difference – caring about the needs of children today and for the future; school boards provide important oversight into the education system, ensuring parents’ voices, students’ needs and school community thinking remain at the forefront in our education system.”

– Alberta School Boards' Association

School Board Election Day: Monday, October 18, 2021

Peace Wapiti Public School Division is divided into nine electoral wards or boundaries. Each ward has a school trustee who has been elected by the citizens within the boundaries of that ward.
This year, elections will be held in: 
  • Ward 1 - Eaglesham/Woking/Rycroft
  • Ward 5 - Grande Prairie West/Wembley
  • Ward 7 - Grande Prairie East/Grovedale
Official Results of Nomination Day 2021 - Election Media Release
Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021 - Notice of Election
To be eligible to vote on Monday, October 18, you must:
  • be over the age of 18,
  • be a Canadian citizen,
  • reside in the PWPSD boundaries on election day.
Don't forget your ID! All voters must provide proof of their name and home address with government-issued photo ID or other approved documents.
Advanced voting will take place for Ward 1 on October 4, 9, 13, 14 and 16. Please view our election ad for a list of voting stations:
Advanced voting will take place for Ward 5 on October 13 and 16. Please view our election ad for a list of voting stations.
Advanced voting will take place for Ward 7 on October 13 and 16. Please view our election ad for a list of voting stations.
The Peace Wapiti Public School Division collaborates with its municipal partners to provide common polling stations for municipal and school board elections:

Every candidate should review Part 5-Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure of the Local Authority Election Act (LAEA). Every candidate (including a candidate who withdraws) is required to file a disclosure statement (Form 26-Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement) with PWPSD on or before March 1, 2022. This form* is attached below along with a general information about election finance contributions.



*Please note this is a provincially protected form that may not open in your internet browser. If you are unable to view the form, right-click the button, select "save link as", download to your personal computer, and then open with Adobe Reader. Another option is to download the election form from the Government of Alberta website

Prospective candidates should review the following resources.
Campaigning during a pandemic:


PWPSD Policies and Information:

In keeping with the Alberta Government's COVID-19 mandatory measures, PWPSD is limiting in-person meetings. Board meetings will be held using Google Meet for the foreseeable future. Please email JoAnn Vanstone, Corporate Secretary, before 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the Board meeting for connection details joannvanstone@pwpsd.ca.

Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to:
Returning Officer:  JoAnn Vanstone  joannvanstone@pwpsd.ca  780-831-3053
Board Chair:  Kari Scheers  karischeers@pwpsd.ca
2021 Trustee Candidate Information and Bios
The following is the official list of candidates as of  Tuesday, September 21, 2021. 

Click the name of each candidate to see the most recent information received.


Ward 1-Eaglesham/Woking/Rycroft

- Kari Scheers

- Martine Elizabeth Piebiak


Ward 2-Bonanza/Savanna/Spirit River


Ward 3-Beaverlodge/Elmworth

- Lori Grant


Ward 4-Hythe/LaGlace

- Dwayne Speager


Ward 5-Grande Prairie West/Wembley

- Cameron Donald

- Lynn Driedger

- Wendy Kelm


Ward 6-Sexsmith/Teepee Creek

- Dale Crane

Ward 7-Grande Prairie East/Grovedale

- Stefanie Clarke

- Lisa Arlint


Ward 8-Ridgevalley

- Mildred (Millie) Turner


Ward 9-Clairmont/Bezanson