City of Calgary Cancels All Events Through June 30

Mayor Nenshi has announced that the city is cancelling all public events and festivals through June 30 to limit the spread of COVD-19. City of Toronto also cancelled all events through June 30.

According to the news release, the City will continue to reevaluate this decision and the June 30 date could be extended based on the Province’s direction and Canadians’ ability to flatten the curve. If the event cancellation date is to be extended past June 30, The City will notify Calgarians and event organizers by May 5, 2020.

“Calgary is a vibrant city renowned for our world-class festivals and events and we realize this decision is disappointing for all Calgarians,” says Calgary Emergency Management Agency Chief Tom Sampson. “However, public safety and therefore physical distancing must be our top priority during this pandemic. Once we’ve flattened the curve and Calgarians can gather once again, we’ll work with event organizers to bring amazing events back to Calgary’s streets, parks and venues.”

Albertans are prohibited from attending gatherings of more than 15, and they must observe two metres of social distancing.

Major June Festivals include Sled Island, and 4th Street Lilac Festival.

City of Calgary has closed city playgrounds and skate parks until further notice.

What is open and closed in Calgary.

 

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