31 May 2020
it is with heavy hearts that we announce that we are cancelling this year's 4th Turkic World Spring Festival, scheduled to take place May 31, 2020, in response to COVID-19.
We’ve been monitoring the quickly evolving COVID-19 crisis, and it became very clear to us that the best course of action was cancellation. Dr. Bonnie Henry’s announcement on April 18th that large public gatherings aren’t feasible for this summer did not come as a surprise. The safety of our community, staff, artists, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, suppliers, and festival supporters is of utmost importance. We know this is the responsible decision for everyone’s health.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, suppliers, and the community at large. You are the society, this is your Festival. We will get through this together.
Stay safe, healthy, keep social distance between each other and continue to be kind to one another.
B.C. health official says large events, gatherings won’t be happening this summer