Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Festival cancellation list continues to grow in Northwest owing to COVID-19

The ongoing response to the COVID-19 health emergency has pretty well closed the door on community festivals across northwestern British Columbia.

That as community after community relaying the sad news that plans for this year will be scrubbed, with an eye towards better days and a return to social gathering ahead for 2021.

As we noted earlier this month, Prince Rupert was among the first communities to put the cancelled sign out on some events.

With the popular Salmon festival and Prince Rupert Homecoming of the May Long weekend having been cancelled deferred for one year; along with both Seafest and Canada Day which have now been scrubbed.

The four popular events making for the start of what has been a string of announcements from around the region.

Among some of the events on the cancellation list to date includes:

One event that is still in the planning stage however is the Annual Terrace River Boat Days festival set for August, though how that event moves forward may make for a very different experience, should they give the final go ahead towards that event.

The tentative date towards a decision on River Boat Days is June 4th.

For more notes on Community events in the region see our archive page here.

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