2021 Municipal Election

Nomination Period:

The nomination period is between January 1, 2021 to noon on September 20, 2021. Nomination papers can be filed with the Returning Officer in person, at the Town Office, 1920 – 17th Street, Coaldale, between 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must file your nomination papers before you start campaigning, accept a campaign contribution or incur a campaign expense. See Section 147.1 of the Local Authorities Election Act for more information, including definitions of contributions and expenses.

Nomination Day is September 20, 2021. It is the last day for filing nomination papers for Mayor and Councilor offices. On Nomination Day, nomination papers will be accepted from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon in Council Chambers, 1920 – 17th Street, Coaldale.

Nomination Package 2021



Nomination Day: 

Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 (Last day to submit papers)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Council Chambers, 1920 – 17th Street


Voting Day:

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Coaldale Community Centre, 1217 – 20th Avenue


Advanced Voting:              

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Coaldale Community Centre, 1217 – 20th Avenue


Institutional Voting:

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located at the Sunny South Lodge, 1122 – 20th Avenue. This service is provided for residents of Sunny South Lodge only.


Electors Assisted at Home:

For those electors who cannot make it to the polling station due to a disability, voting options are available as requested and pre-scheduled during the hours of the Advance Voting days of September 25, October 2, 5, 9 or 14, 2021.


Henry Doeve Portrait
Henry Doeve
Running for: Mayor
My wife and I have lived in Coaldale and the surrounding community for over 40 years and are proud to call this wonderful place home. Coaldale is a truly special town to live, work and raise a family just as we’ve done. For 35 years, I was a dairy farmer…
Jack Van Rijn portrait
Jack Van Rijn
Running for: Mayor
If elected Mayor, my primary mission will be to re-establish and maintain positive relationships between Town Council and administration and residents, business people and community groups. Born in Taber and raised in Coaldale, I am youngest of 18…
Jacen portrait
Jacen Abrey
Running for: Councillor
Coaldale has been Jacen Abrey’s home since 1982 which is when he first met his wife Kim. They have been married for 38 years and have four lovely daughters, Kandace, Darcee, Raegan and Kaci. During his time in Coaldale he has been actively involved in…
Jason Beekman portrait
Jason Beekman
Running for: Councillor
My wife and I have spent most of our lives in or around Coaldale and made it our permanent home in 2014. With the great opportunities Coaldale held, it was the perfect community to raise our two  young daughters in. Since setting down our roots in…
Bill Chapman Portrait
Bill Chapman
Running for: Councillor
Thank you to the many residents here in Coaldale who have been encouraging me and supporting me to run for Town Council. My wife and I are truly grateful for your expressions of backing and assurance for this great decision. Deb and I have lived in…
Wayne Driver profile photograph with Canadian flag in background
Wayne Driver
Running for: Councillor
Being a military family, Monica and I have moved across the country and back again, but Alberta has always been my favorite. Now that I am retired, we have decided to settle in Coaldale. I have always had a passion for community, so I’ve had decided to…
Ilja Kraemer Profile
Ilja Kraemer
Running for: Councillor
Falling in love with Coaldale upon my visit, I knew I would move here.  I haven’t been in Coaldale long, however do come from a small community background and enjoy endeavoring to make my community a better place. Immigrating with my family, we landed…
Jay LaPierre portrait
Jay LaPierre
Running for: Councillor
Since moving to Coaldale in October 2014 from Calgary, my family has come to love the lifestyle and sense of community in Coaldale. Knowing you can count on a friendly “hello”, a wave, or a smile when out in public, is what makes Coaldale home to us. I…
Henry Butch Pauls Portrait
Henry (Butch) Pauls
Running for: Councillor
I was born and raised in Coaldale. I graduated from Kate Andrews High School, played football for all 3 years of high school. Go Spartans! I have been a business owner for 30+ years and I support Coaldale businesses as much as I can. I am a life member…
Dale Pickering portrait
Dale Pickering
Running for: Councillor
About Me: Hi, I’m Dale Pickering born and raised in the Coaldale area and have resided in Coaldale for 36 years. My wife Cheree and I have been married 38 years and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren whom I love to spend time with. I am dependable,…
Lise Reis portrait
Lisa Reis
Running for: Councillor
I’m Lisa Reis, and I am asking for your vote on October 18th, to let me represent you on Coaldale Town Council. I have been a resident of Coaldale for over 15 years and love calling our community home. I want to be a passionate representative and…
Jordan Sailer portrait
Jordan Sailer
Running for: Councillor
I was born and raised in Lethbridge. I am a 2003 graduate of Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and I have a diploma in Business Administration from the Lethbridge College. My wife and I are the proud parents of a two-year-old daughter. I have had a life-…
Rene van de Vendel portrait
René van de Vendel
Running for: Councillor
René grew up in a small town in the Netherlands. Then, at the age of 18, he left his family behind to make a new life for himself in Canada. From René's experience of starting with nothing in a new country, he knows firsthand that hard work and…
Clayton Varjassy portrait
Clayton Varjassy
Running for: Councillor
I am the father of two young boys, Rowen and Theodore. My wife Alison and I both grew up in Coaldale and plan to raise our family here. My background is varied, I am the co-owner of Cottonwood Records, Ammolite Documentary Inc., and SL1P Distributors…