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Meet the Sea to Sky candidates 

Make your mark in the 2008 federal election

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�Autobiography of (baseball player) Michael Lowell (Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Finding the Champion Within)

What music are you listening to?

�Adult contemporary�

What are your favourite recreational pursuits?

�I enjoy travelling and reading.�

Do you have any hobbies?

�My main hobby would be my involvement in my children�s sports.�

Bill Forst, NDP

Website: http://billforst.ndp.ca

Bio: Bill Forst, 58, was born in Vancouver and has lived in Gibsons for the past 35 years. He was the NDP president for the federal and provincial riding association until he unexpectedly became the candidate following the resignation of Dana Larsen.

Forst has a bachelor degree in psychology from UBC, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Victoria, and was a teacher and school counsellor by trade until his recent retirement. He is also a former president of the Sunshine Coast Teachers Association and B.C. School Counsellors Association.

He and his family are also well known for music and theatre in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast, and he is a past president of the Sunshine Coast Music Society and the current president of the Driftwood Players Amateur Theatre Company.

What is the last book you read (Fiction and Non-Fiction)?

�The last non-fiction was by George Monbiot called Heat. For fiction � when do I have time to read? � I just picked up a copy of James Clavell�s Whirwind, so let�s go with that.�

What music are you listening to?

�My tastes are pretty eclectic. One recent pick I really enjoy is a CD based on the music from the Inspector Morse television series, and it�s a great classical album. I like modern stuff too.�

What are your favourite recreational pursuits?

�Camping, in my lovely 1984 Westfalia. And bicycling on the road, and gentle trails.�

Do you have any hobbies?

�It�s amateur theatre. An interesting sideline is that I�m actually in the middle of rehearsing for a play during the campaign. It�s called Never Swim Alone by a Canadian playwright named Daniel MacIvor. It opens Oct. 30.�

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