FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO ALL MEDIA
April 16, 2020
IT’S YOUR FESTIVAL 2020 NOTICE OF EVENT CANCELLATION
Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council
Contact: Lloyd Turner – 905.512.2452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Canada continues to evolve, we must protect the health and safety of our vendors, guests, and volunteers. In addition, as an organization we need to make certain that we are properly informed and taking the necessary measures to prevent the spread of this virus.
Recent developments have indicated the severity of this situation, ultimately placing coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a pandemic. Moreover, with the increasing number of cases of this virus in Canada, and current recommendations from Health Canada, the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council have decided to cancel It’s Your Festival 2020. (July 1 – 5, 2020)
We understand that this decision may be met with disappointment, but the safety of all those who attend It’s Your Festival is our main priority. With Health Canada discouraging large events and mass gatherings, we believe this is the best decision to ensure the health and safety of all those who may attend It’s Your Festival.
Please follow our social media pages and web page to stay up to date, as we navigate through this global pandemic together. The Hamilton Folk Arts and Heritage Council Board of Directors thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.